Girl Dies Following Vehicle Incident At Devon Steam Fair

Child ‘Struck By Slow-Moving Vehicle’

10.09.2012

Cornwall Police are continuing to investigate after a five-year-old girl was killed after being struck by a slow-moving vehicle at a vintage steam fair.

Officers have revealed that the girl, who has not been named, suffered fatal injuries and could not be resuscitated after she was hit in the incident at Lanlivery Steam Fair near Lostwithiel, Devon on Saturday morning (September 8th).

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the death, while police are also asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Irwin Mitchell represents people who have been seriously injured as a result of accidents in public places, as well as the families of those killed in such incidents.

David Urpeth, a Partner with vast expertise in public liability, said: “While the details released in relation to this terrible tragedy remain limited, it is vital that police and safety authorities work to get a full picture of this awful incident and how it came to occur.

“It must be hoped that gathering such information will go some way to ensuring that any lessons can be learned which will ensure that a repeat of this accident can be avoided in the future.