Tributes have been paid to a ‘beautiful’ Birmingham schoolgirl who died in a rush-hour collision with a lorry.
The 13-year-old, named locally as Hope Fennell, became trapped under the wheels of the lorry after she attempted to cross
the busy High Street in Kings Heath on her bike.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, firefighters and passers-by, the Queensbridge School pupil was pronounced dead at the scene.
Floral tributes have been left close to where the accident happened shortly after 5pm on Monday.
One, addressed from uncle John, auntie Esther and others, said: “Love you always Hopey.
“Beautiful girl. Brave, funny girl. Thank you for bringing so much life into our lives.”
Another said: “Dearest little Hope. Such a gentle girl. Rest in peace. All our love. Heather, Cayla and Lou.”
A card from staff and pupils at Kings Heath Primary School, which Hope used to attend, read simply: “In memory of Hope.”
A tribute page has been set up on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/RIP-hope-fennell-gone-but-never-forgotten/125182370924363.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident to contact them on 0345 113 5000