Toddler killed in car tragedy

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A 16-month-old girl died at the weekend after being struck by a car which was being driven by her father. The accident happened on Saturday as the man was manoeuvring the car slowly outside the family home in Findon, West Sussex. Police believe the toddler had run out in front of the car without being seen. She died instantly.

Inspector Steve O'Rourke of Sussex Police, said: "The family are extremely distressed. The father was carrying out a low-speed manoeuvre when the child was knocked down."

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) warned parents to take extra care when moving vehicles in the presence of children, following similar accidents in the past.