The girl who was tragically knocked down and killed by a driver mounting the pavement has been pictured, as family pays tribute.
Staffordshire Police said six-year-old Sharlotte Naglis and her father were struck by a car while walking along Endon Road in Norton on Saturday evening.
Police said passers-by attempted to treat Sharlotte, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The young girl named Sharlotte was hit by the car which mounted the pavement in Norton Green, Stoke-on-Trent
Her father is being treated for injuries, while the 44-year-old driver of the car is being treated for a head injury.
Sharlotte’s family said in a statement: ‘Sharlotte was so beautiful, full of life, always smiling, sassy, so brave and happy.
‘Sharlotte just started her gymnastics classes which she loved and was shining so bright in. She was loved by everyone that met her, so caring and loving.
‘Every night since she was born she would never sleep without holding her mum’s hand.
‘There will never be another child like her for anyone who met her. She was taken so early from us and will never be forgotten.’
Investigators have appealed for witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw a blue Skoda Rapid in the area to come forward.
Sergeant Rich Moors, of the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigations Unit, said: ‘We’re continuing to investigate and understand fully what happened last night.
‘We’d urge anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage, or who witnessed the collision, or saw a blue Skoda in the area to get in touch with us.
‘Again, we’d kindly urge people not to speculate as to the circumstances.
‘Sharlotte’s family are being supported by specially trained officers. Our thoughts are with them all at this time.’
Investigators have appealed for witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw a blue Skoda Rapid in the area to come forwar
Her father is being treated for injuries, while the 44-year-old driver of the car is being treated for a head injury
The man who came to her aid, in his 30s, who didn’t wish to be named, was accompanied by two friends and could be seen completely inconsolable and sobbing.
Stood only a minute away from the crash scene by his home he said: ‘Sharlotte was the most loveliest little girl ever.
‘I can’t say anything else right now it’s too hard.’
The driver of the car is being treated for a head injury.
Staffordshire Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the incident which happened on Endon Road.
Mourners have left messages reading ‘rest in peace little one’ and ‘RIP angel’ at the scene of the crash today
Inspector Lee Robinson urged people not to speculate about the incident and appealed for CCTV or dashcam footage.
He said: ‘We do not yet understand fully what has happened and so I’d urge people to avoid the area while we investigate and please not to speculate as to the circumstances.
‘However, I would appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident, or may have CCTV or dashcam footage to get in touch and assist our enquiries.
‘The girl’s family will be supported by specially trained officers and our thoughts are with them at this time.’
Pictured, the scene on Endon Road in Stoke on Trent where a driver mounted the pavement
Resident today laid flowers at the scene in tribute to the girl.
In a statement police said: ‘We are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened at around 7.15pm in Endon Road.
‘The girl and her father were reportedly struck by a car as they were walking along Endon Road.
‘Despite the best efforts of passers-by the girl, aged six, was pronounced dead at the scene.’
Anyone with information is being asked to contact the police on 101 or via social media referring to incident 716 of June 19.