Colorado police officer who comforted toddler at scene of fatal car crash sang her a lullaby

The girl was the survivor of a crash which had seen her father die and others rushed to hospital

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The Independent US

The police officer who distracted a two-year-old girl, after she survived the car crash which killed her father, sang the toddler lullabies, it has emerged.

Officer Nick Struck was pictured comforting the young girl while rescue workers examine the crashed car in the background.

Now, Officer Struck has revealed that he was in fact singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” a lullaby that he sings to his own daughter who is also two, in order to calm the child.

The incident occurred after an SUV rolled down an embankment in Brighton, Colorado, with all six passengers thrown from the vehicle. Authorities added that none of the passengers were “properly restrained”.

“When you hear that there’s children involved, I’ll tell you what, everyone that responds to that scene, you get that pit in your stomach,” Officer Struck told 9News.

A woman and another child were flown to hospital by air ambulance and three other children driven to hospital.

Officer Struck added that comforting the children was “The first thing we do when we get on scene”.

Brighton Police Department praised the officer for his work at the incident, writing on their Facebook page: “We are extremely proud of the men and women of our department! Good work, Officer Struck!”

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