Schoolgirl (15) dies and boyfriend (17) fighting for life after being hit by bus while Christmas shopping
Published 12/12/2015 | 21:36
A schoolgirl has died and her boyfriend is fighting for his life after they were hit by a bus in Sheffield while Christmas shopping.
South Yorkshire Police said 15-year-old Summer Lee Seymour died early on Saturday as a result of her injuries.
Her boyfriend Jake Ford, 17, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital.
Officers are appealing for witnesses following the incident which happened in Haymarket in Sheffield city centre on Friday around 5pm.
Jake's dad Scott Ford posted on Facebook: "I never have a problem with words but tonight I am truly at a loss.
"The accident in Sheffield city centre with the bus this evening was my son and his beautiful partner.
"I cannot describe the pain and hurt we are all suffering as we mourn the passing of a beautiful young lady at the start of her young life be safe on your journey beautiful angel RIP.
"My son is currently in intensive care with numerous injuries I am with him willing and praying, counting his heartbeats and checking every bleep.
"I would swap places in a heartbeat for you my first born. You are my world.
"It is going to be a very different future for a lot of people our love and prayers are with you all.
"Please pray for my son and please pray for the beautiful angel who has been taken too soon thank you, Scott."
Specialist officers are providing support to the families involved.
A police spokesman said: "It was a particularly busy time of day in the city centre and officers believe there could have been many witnesses."
The cause of the incident is unknown.
Bus firm First South Yorkshire said there were no passengers on board the bus at the time of the incident.
Spokesman Kevin Belfield said: "My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragic incident."
The driver of the bus has not been suspended, the company said.