A little six year-old girl was knocked down and killed by her own mother outside Hounslow West Tube station.
Bolutito Shodipe was killed when her mother pulled up to park outside Hounslow West Tube yesterday morning; both officers from the British Transport Police and paramedics were quickly on the scene and fought to save her, but were unable to resuscitate her.
The six year-old was rushed to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, but was later pronounced dead. The police issued a statement from the family: “Bolutito was our eldest daughter and no-one could have asked for a better daughter. She was a beautiful, well behaved, girl who loved ballet and who will be sorely missed by all of us. This is an extremely upsetting time for us and we ask that we be given the respect and space to grieve and to come to terms with this terrible accident.”
The British Transport Police are investigating the incident. DCI Iain Miller said: “Our officers attended, alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service and London Ambulance Service, and discovered a child – a six-year-old girl – had sustained fatal injuries having been struck by a car being driven by her mother.
“It is clear that both mother and child arrived together in the car park and the accident occurred during a parking manoeuvre. Specialist officers are now providing full support to the girl’s family whilst detectives are working to determine exactly how the incident occurred.”