Tributes paid to ‘beautiful’ girl, 6, who was hit by a car walking with her dad

Sharlotte Naglis died after she and her father were struck by a car last night (Picture: PA)

A six-year-old girl who died when she was hit by a car out walking with her dad has been described as ‘beautiful’ and ‘always smiling’.

Sharlotte Naglis was involved in the traffic accident yesterday evening at around 7.15pm in Stoke-on-Trent.

Passers-by attempted to help her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her father is also 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.

Sharlotte Naglis, aged six, was described as ‘always smiling’ (Picture: PA)
Floral tributes left at the scene on Endon Road in Stoke-on-Trent (Picture: SWNS)

‘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.’

Staffordshire Police said Sharlotte was walking along Endon Road in Norton with her dad when the incident occurred.

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 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.’

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