A one-year-old child died after being knocked down by a car on a driveway in Leeds last night.
The father was reportedly seen holding the dying infant in his arms outside the home.
Witnesses overheard the distraught man saying: ‘I killed my child. She just ran out in front of me. I did not see her,’ The Sun reported.
West Yorkshire Police were called to Coupland Road at 8.10pm on Friday night following a report of a small child being hit by a car outside a home.
Emergency services attended the scene and the one-year-old girl was taken to hospital.
Sadly she died in hospital from her injuries.
Witnesses of the tragic incident on Coupland Road took to social media to share what they had seen.
One read: ‘I just left a horrific scene on a block of new houses.
‘A woman was wailing. I saw a man holding a lifeless child in his arms.
‘He was saying, “I killed my child. She ran out in front of me. I didn’t see her”.
‘Everybody surrounded them. When I realised what had happened it just broke my heart.
‘Parents please take care of children. The poor darling.’
Another person commented: ‘So sad my thoughts & prayers are with the family, my son tried his best he gave this little girl CPR.’
The Major Collision and Enquiry Team are continuing to investigate and the family are being supported by specialist officers.
West Yorkshire Police said: ‘Police were called to an address on Coupland Road, Leeds at about 8.10pm on Friday September 16 to a report a one year old child had been seriously injured in a collision with a car on a driveway.
‘Emergency Services attended the scene and a small female child was taken to hospital.
‘Sadly, the child died shortly afterwards from her injuries. Enquiries remain ongoing today by the Major Collision and Enquiry Team and specialist officers are working to support the family at what is clearly a tragic time.’