A seven year old girl has died in a collision between her bicycle and a car on a busy main road in Somerset.
The girl, who has not been named, was out riding on a shared cycle and footpath on the A371 near RAF Locking, Weston-super-Mare, when she was hit at around 3pm on Thursday.
She was said to have been riding with an adult but it is not yet clear whether they were on the road, which has a 60mph speed limit, or the path.
She died at the scene, and locals have placed floral tributes on the road, which was closed overnight while police investigated.
No arrests have yet been made.
One tribute, a grey teddy bear, dressed in a pink dress, was tied to a lamppost with a card saying 'lovely daughter.'
One member of staff at a local garage told the Bristol Evening Post: "Lots of cars had stopped in the road to help and were ringing the emergency services."
Council spokesman Nick Yates said: "We have been out to inspect the road and footpath and both are in a good condition.
"This is a shared footpath and cyclepath."
Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact them.
A police spokesman said: "Shortly before 3pm yesterday a car was in collision with a seven-year-old girl on a push bike.
"Sadly, the little girl died at the scene as a result of her injuries.
"Our thoughts are with her family at this tragic time.
"We would appeal for anyone who witnessed this collision to contact us on 101 and quote log number 552."
Just last month we reported how Police in Weston-super-Mare appealed for help in tracing a motorist who hit a cyclist, leaving him with facial injuries and possibly needing plastic surgery. The victim, 40-year-old Jason Mousley, says he is “lucky to be alive” following the incident earlier this month.
According to a woman who witnessed the incident, the female driver swore at the cyclist after the collision close to Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College between 7.30pm and 7.45pm on Saturday 18 April.
She said that the driver, who had red hair, said she would park her car, but after driving round the corner she did not return. The vehicle was described as old-style and silver in colour.
The witness did not take down the registration number of the car because she was more worried about Mr Mousley’s injuries.
Mr Mousley, who needed stitches around his eyes and nose, said: “I was coming home from the seafront. I saw there was traffic at the junction with Devonshire Road but knew I had right of way.
“All I remember then is being hit. I was on the floor and the woman was shouting at me. I keep having flashbacks and remember her driving off towards Broadoak Road.
“It could have been much worse. The paramedic couldn’t believe I had kept all my teeth because I wasn’t wearing a helmet.
“I am lucky to be alive.”