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Motherwell Crash: Dad was in a car that struck down and killed his own daughter

A 12-year-old girl was beaten down and killed by a car in which her father was a passenger. It has appeared.

Tragic Abbie McLaren died on Tuesday in her accident near her home in Motherwell.

Her 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 crash.

One witness described the terrible scene after Abbie was thrown at his car, which was parked in front of his house.

He said, "I watched TV when I heard a loud bang and I jumped up. I saw two men standing in front of the car that had shut down the road.

"The guy in the passenger seat got out of the car as soon as the car stopped, and ran to where the girl was.

"He just stood there completely frozen, he could not move or say anything.

"The driver came back to where everything happened, and just kept yelling," Does anyone know about resuscitation? "

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

Abbie McLaren, 12, was hospitalized but doctors could not rescue her
Abbie McLaren, 12, was hospitalized but doctors could not rescue her

Police cordon off the road as they investigate Motherwell's tragic accident

Abbie was hit by a bus at about 16.30 shortly after boarding.

The student from Dalziel High School was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, but could not be rescued.

The locals desperately watched as the ambulance service was blocked from the street until well into the evening to conduct their investigation.

One resident said he had to move his car to get the students treated by paramedics.

He added, "The entire rear bumper was shattered and the back of the car was hit.

"I was asked to drive forward so that paramedics can reach the girl properly. It was terrible to see. I hate to think about it.

"But I do not care about the car. A young person has died here and his family will be in a terrible state. "

News has been left at the scene where Abbie was fatally injured

Abbie's devastated cousin Amber White, 18, shed tears as she recounted yesterday the grief of her family.

Photography student Amber said of Abbie: "She loved laughing and being silly with everyone. Abbie was really smart, but most of all, she loved spending time with family and friends.

"She was a very caring, nice person. Everyone is totally shocked that it is not lost. "

The victim's aunt, Linda Newton, 35, rushed to a hospital to assist Abbie's decrepit mother, Ashley Kennedy, 29.

Tribute for the tragic schoolgirl

Linda said, "When we arrived at the hospital, Ashley was in hysteria. She was completely heartbroken. It was terrible. Abbie was just an ingenious kid. "

Abbie leaves four siblings and 15 cousins ​​as well as Ashley and Papa John.

Amber has set up a GoFundMe site to raise money for Abbie's family. Within hours, the site had collected more than 2,100 pounds.

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

Robert Birch, principal of Dalziel High School, praised the schoolgirl and said, "This is a terrible tragedy, and I know that I speak on behalf of all Dalziel's students, staff and friends when I say that Abbie's death has been devastating Loss for the entire school community.

Abbies McLaren's cousin Amber White and Aunt Linda Newton are devastated by the tragedy

"She was a very popular, happy and talented girl who is greatly missed by all members of the school and her family is very strong in all our thoughts.

"She had a lot of friends here and came to school with a beaming smile that gives a lot of pleasure.

"Employees and students are fully supported in coping with this very sad news."

The former elementary school of Abbie, Glencairn in Motherwell, will release balloons in her memory tomorrow.

Locals claim that the road where the crash took place is "deadly".

One shopkeeper told the Daily Record: "This little girl had just got off the bus and probably spent her pocket money with friends during school vacations, and she was killed."

Natives have said that the street where the tragedy took place was a major accident

Tributes were left at the scene of the tragedy

Another neighbor said, "I have a ten-year-old granddaughter who lived with me.

"This little girl is just 12 years old, it could easily have been one of the kids living around here.

"I do not know if we need bumps, traffic lights or a radar camera, but we still have to fight for The Loaning before another life is lost.

"That will happen again."

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

She tweeted, "My deep condolences to the family and friends of Abbie, who have sadly lost their lives. My thanks go to the emergency services who were present and did everything possible to treat them.

"The community rightly broke the heart of what happened.

"I have previously written to the North Lanarkshire Council to raise the community's concerns about the speed and traffic on The Loaning.

"Signs have been added to the road before, but it is clear that much more is needed."

A police spokeswoman said, "The rescue service participated in the accident, and the girl was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, where she later died.

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

● Visit www.gofundme.com/abbie-mclaren to donate to Amber's fundraising site

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