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Almost £4,000 has been raised for a 10-year-old girl from Dartford who was killed after being hit by a car.

The Brent Primary School pupil, named locally as Lily, was struck by a yellow Audi S1 in Watling Street just before 7pm on Saturday evening.

Thousands of pounds have been raised for the family of Lily, who passed away after being hit by a car in Dartford. Photo: GoFundMe/Nicole Lincoln
Thousands of pounds have been raised for the family of Lily, who passed away after being hit by a car in Dartford. Photo: GoFundMe/Nicole Lincoln

She was hit near the junction with Meadow Way and was airlifted to a London hospital for treatment but sadly passed away.

Tributes flooded in for Lily on Monday where crowds gathered at the scene to pay their respects with flowers, candles and messages.

Now a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for the grieving family, amassing nearly £4,000 in donations at the time of writing.

Its creator, Nicole Lincoln, a relative, wrote: "Our beautiful Lily was hit in Watling on Saturday evening and passed away on the evening of Sunday. Lily was the most amazing little girl so happy so loving so perfect.

"I'm setting up this page for her amazing mum, her amazing step dad and her brothers and sisters that are all completely broken.

Local people gathered in Watling Street, Dartford, following a crash which killed a 10-year-old girl
Local people gathered in Watling Street, Dartford, following a crash which killed a 10-year-old girl

"This is to help them as a family financially as there lives are shattered. Please donate as little or as much as you can everything will help."

Earlier this week a woman, who didn't want to give her name, described the youngster as a "lovely little girl with a heart of gold".

It is understood the young girl had been playing with friends in a nearby play park before being hit.

Watling Street resident Muna Halim said: "She was playing in the park behind my house.

"I heard some commotion outside, but I didn't realise what had happened. It was really sad."

Local Dartford councillor Kelly Grehan said the community was "devastated" and wanted to see changes to the busy street.

Police have renewed their appeal for information

The mum-of-two said: "Children should be able to do everything they do at school, play with friends and go home."

A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while impaired. He has been bailed until August 3.

Investigators are keen to speak to anyone who might be able to help inquiries.

Call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting reference HW/LB/60/21. You can also email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk

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