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Girl dies after accident with reversing car
9:00am Monday 17th March 2014 in News
A TWO-year-old girl has died after an accident involving a reversing car.
The child – named locally as Elly-May Doran – died hours after the incident at Oaks View Park in Upper Arncott, about four miles south of Bicester.
She was involved in the collision at the caravan park at 4.55pm on Saturday.
She was declared dead shortly after her arrival.
Information about the incident was not released by Thames Valley Police until Sunday afternoon.
The site is home to several traveller families, although yesterday the girl’s parents were not at home.
People in the tight-knit community expressed shock about the incident, and said the girl was known as China Doll to friends and family.
She was well-known by the other residents on the park, with one person who wished to remain anonymous describing her as “a little angel”.
Arncott parish councillor Lee Savidge said: “It’s pretty shocking, and very sad for everyone involved.
“I don’t know anyone up on the campsite personally. They keep themselves to themselves.”
A police spokesman said: “At about 4.55pm, a two-year-old girl was in collision with a reversing car on Oaks View Park.”
Investigator Stuart Whitworth said: “This is a tragic incident.
“I ask anyone with any information on the collision to give us a call immediately.”
A 49-year-old man from Upper Arncott has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.
He was released on bail until March 31.