'Beautiful Disney princess' died after being hit by car
By Sutton Coldfield Observer | Friday, August 03, 2012, 09:20
A "BEAUTIFUL Disney princess" are the words the grieving parents of an Erdington woman killed in a road traffic incident this week, have used to describe their daughter.
TRAGIC: Tributes have been left at the junction of Walsall Road in Great Barr where 26-year-old Sarah Child, from Erdington, was killed in a road traffic incident last weekend.
CHAOS: Police, West Midlands ambulance and air ambulance service were all in attendance at the scene.
Sarah Child was struck by a car in Walsall Road at its junction with Beeches Road, in Great Barr, on Saturday afternoon (July 28).
The 26-year-old was taken to Good Hope Hospital where she later was pronounced dead.
Sarah's 24-year-old sister Claire, who was 30-weeks pregnant at the time, was also involved in the incident but is now recovering.
A 35-year-old man from Lozells was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently on police bail.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place at around 6pm.
Officers are particularly keen to speak to the driver of a small blue car which was spotted nearby at the time of the crash.
A lamp-post on the corner at the junction where Sarah was tragically killed today stands adorned with flowers, moving messages of sorrow coupled with anger, teddy bears for her and photographs .
One message reads, "Will always miss you darling, I'll always save you pudding," while another says, "It was a blessing to know you, I can't believe you are gone."
A touching tribute from her parents simply read: "To our beautiful Disney princess."
Christan Darby, who had known Sarah for about six years and recruited her to work as a sales adviser at the Wolseley UK call centre in Aston just five weeks ago, was at the scene paying his respects when he spoke to the Observer.
He said: "It's a massive shock. "Twenty-six years of age is nothing, you just don't expect something like this to happen to someone so close to you.
"She was a really nice girl, she was quite shy but she had a heart of gold," said Mr Darby.
The 29-year-old told the Observer Sarah's colleagues are "absolutely in bits".
He added: "This individual who is responsible for this tragic event, I would like to see them brought to justice obviously, that's all anyone that's close to Sarah and Claire wants first and foremost.
"Sarah will never be forgotten, everyone that was close to her knows what type of person she was – a very lovely individual with a lot to give and a lot of potential.
"She was loved by all the people who knew her."
Claire, who works at the Digbeth branch of Wolseley UK, was due to go on maternity leave in a matter of weeks.
"If anything positive can come out of this situation it's that Claire is okay and the unborn child is okay," he added.
"It's an absolute tragedy."
To contact officers at the collision investigation unit with information, call 0345 113 5000 using extension 8843 6044.