Family’s heartbreak after schoolgirl, 11, mowed down in fatal car crash in Coventry

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THE heartbroken family of an 11-year-old schoolgirl who died after being mowed down by a car have paid tribute to the "best daughter anyone could ever have."

Isabelle Boshell was knocked down and fatally injured by a Toyota Verso in Coventry last Thursday.

The family of Isabelle Boshell, 11, have paid tribute to her after she was run over and killed

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The family of Isabelle Boshell, 11, have paid tribute to her after she was run over and killedCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

The schoolgirl was rushed to hospital, but died on Monday morning

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The schoolgirl was rushed to hospital, but died on Monday morningCredit: BPM Media

Isabelle was rushed to hospital, but died yesterday morning, with her grief-stricken family paying an emotional tribute to the young schoolgirl.

A family statement said: "Isabelle was a loving daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter and sister.

"She meant a lot to everyone and lived life to the full; she loved art, dancing, singing and learning.

"She was learning to play the guitar and was a unique individual who loved to set her own trends.

FAMILY'S AGONY

"The best daughter anyone could ever have. Please respect our family at this sad time and allow us the privacy to grieve."

The 53-year-old driver of the car, who remained at the scene, was treated for minor injuries.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said he would be spoken to "in due course".

Police appealed for help to establish what happened leading to Isabelle's death, which one officer said had left the force "numb".

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: "She was just 11 years old with her whole life in front of her, but this has been tragically taken away.

Isabelle was a loving daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter and sister

A statement from Isabelle's family

"To see the loss of someone so young is difficult for us as officers, but we know the pain is even greater for Isabelle's family.

"We'll be doing all we can to support them while they grieve, while also trying to establish what happened leading to the collision.

"We need your help so we can give answers to Isabelle's family." 

Cops appealed for dash cam footage, or anyone who was in the area, to come forward.

Three ambulance crews, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Car attended the horror crash.

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Paramedics found Isabelle in a critical condition, with a bystander CPR in progress.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance said:"Staff then took over in administering life support to the patient whilst getting her on to the ambulance.

"She was then taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on blue lights and sirens."

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