Motherwell accident: Dad was in a car that knocked over and killed his own daughter

A 12-year-old girl was overthrown and killed by a car in which her father was a passenger, he emerged.

The tragic Abbie McLaren died in the accident Tuesday near her home in Motherwell.

His father John McLaren was a passenger in the vehicle that hit the schoolgirl, reports the Daily Record.

A 38 year old man was arrested in connection with the accident.

A witness described the horrific scene that followed Abbie's departure to her parked car in front of her house.

He said, "I was watching TV when I heard a loud bang and jumped. I saw two men at the front of the car who were following the road.

"The guy on the passenger seat came out as soon as the car stopped and rushed to where the girl was.

"He remained frozen, he could not move or say anything.

"The driver ran to the point where everything happened and continued shouting:" Does anyone know CPR? "

"But CPR would not have saved her, it was horrible."

Abbie McLaren, 12, was taken to the hospital but the doctors could not save her.
Abbie McLaren, 12, was taken to the hospital but the doctors could not save her.

Police block the road while she investigates the tragic accident at Motherwell

Abbie was hit around 4:30, shortly after getting off a bus.

The high school student Dalziel was transported to the Royal Children's Hospital of Glasgow but could not be saved.

Residents watched in desperation as emergency services were blocked late in the evening by emergency services to conduct their investigations.

One resident said that he had to move his car to allow paramedics to look after the schoolgirl.

He added: "The entire rear bumper was broken and the back of the car was damaged.

"I have been asked to take a step forward so that paramedics can reach the girl properly. It was horrible to see. I hate to think about it.

"But the car does not matter to me. A young man has died here and their family will be in a deplorable state. "

Messages were left on the scene where Abbie was fatally injured

Abbie's devastated cousin Amber White, 18, held back her tears as she told her family's grief yesterday.

Amber, a photography student, said of Abbie: "She loved to laugh and laugh with everyone. Abbie was really smart, but most of all, she loved spending time with family and friends.

"She was a very caring and kind person. Everyone is in total shock in which he has not sunk. "

The aunt of the victim, Linda Newton, 35, rushed to the hospital to support the devastated mother of Abbie, 29-year-old Ashley Kennedy.

Tribute to the tragic schoolgirl

Linda said, "When we arrived at the hospital, Ashley was just in full hysteria. She was totally inconsolable. It was horrible. Abbie was just great.

Abbie leaves behind four brothers and sisters and 15 cousins, as well as Ashley and Daddy John.

Amber has created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the Abbie family. In just a few hours, the page had generated more than £ 2,100.

"It's amazing to think that people can be so nice," added Amber.

Rector of Dalziel High School, Robert Birch, paying tribute to this schoolgirl, said: "This is a terrible tragedy and I know that I speak on behalf of all students, staff and friends of Dalziel. loss for the entire school community.

Abbie McLaren's cousin, Amber White, and aunt Linda Newton are devastated by the tragedy.

"She was a very popular, happy and talented girl who will be sorely missed by everyone at school and her family is in all our thoughts.

"She had a lot of friends here and came to school with a bright smile, bringing joy to many.

"The staff and students will be fully supported as they learn to handle this extremely sad news."

Abbie's former elementary school, Glencairn in Motherwell, will launch balloons in her memory tomorrow.

Residents claim that the road on which the accident occurred is "deadly".

A business owner told the Daily Record: "This little girl had just got off the bus and was probably spending her pocket money with friends during the school holidays and she was killed."

The locals said that the road where the tragedy occurred is an accident hot spot

Tributes were left on the scene of the tragedy

Another neighbor said, "I have a 10 year old granddaughter who was staying with me.

"This little girl is only 12, it was easily one of the children living here.

"I do not know if we need speed bumps, traffic lights or radar, but we have to keep fighting for changes on The Loaning before losing another life.

"It will happen again."

Local MP Marion Fellows confirmed that concerns have already been expressed about the road.

She tweeted, "My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Abbie, who unfortunately lost his life. My thanks to the emergency services who attended and did their best to treat it.

"The community is rightly heartbroken by what happened.

"I had previously written to the North Lanarkshire Council to share the community's fear of speed and traffic on The Loaning.

"Signs had already been added on the road, but it's clear that there is still a lot to do."

A spokeswoman for the police said: "Emergency services attended the accident and the girl was transported to the Royal Glasgow Children's Hospital, where she died.

"A 38-year-old man has been arrested and will appear Thursday at Hamilton Sheriff Court."

● To donate to Amber's fundraising page, visit www.gofundme.com/abbie-mclaren

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