TRAGIC ACCIDENT: Six-year-old Bolutito Shodipe
A MOTHER knocked down and killed her six-year-old daughter while trying to park her car outside a tube station in southwest London yesterday morning (Aug 13).
Bolutito Shodipe’s mother was attempting to park her car outside Hounslow West tube station at around 9.40am when she struck her child.
Police and London Ambulance Service paramedics tried to resuscitate Bolutito at the scene but she was later pronounced dead at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.
A family statement released by police said: “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.”
DCI Iain Miller of British Transport Police said detectives are working to determine how the incident occurred.
He said: “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.”