Two-year-old girl killed after stone fireplace fall on her at home

July 8, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Trinity Coward, who died after sustaining injuries from a falling fire surround at her home in Norwich

Trinity Coward, who died after sustaining injuries from a falling fire surround at her home in Norwich

A two year-old girl has died after a stone fireplace fell on her at her home.

Trinity Liliana Coward suffered serious head injuries in the accident and her mother Kelly rushed to her aid.

Paramedics then arrived and gave CPR to the toddler before taking her to hospital but she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police were also called to the family’s home in Lakenham, Norwich after the incident on Sunday afternoon.

They said the death appeared to be ‘an unforeseen tragedy’.

Parents Kelly, 31, and dad Shaun, 35, yesterday paid tribute to their “little princess”.

They said: “Our little princess. Your gorgeous smile and those dimples forever etched on our hearts.

“Daddy’s little baby girl shine bright like a diamond in the sky. Mummy’s little angel so loving and cuddly. Can’t wait to have snuggles xxx.

“Till we see you again all our love from Mummy, Daddy and your brothers and sisters xx”

A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said she heard a loud “crash” before a woman started screaming.

She said: “The paramedics were dealing with her on the side of the road. They did CPR on her in the street.

“They put the little girl in the ambulance. She was in there a little while.

“After a while they got her out of the ambulance again and the paramedic did something with her throat.

“They were holding a sheet up so people couldn’t see. They then went off and had a police car in front and a police car behind.”

Local councillor Keith Driver said: “It’s a very sad time for the family and just tragic that these events happen.

“There’s nothing you can really say to make anything any better.

“I think people around the area will know the child as well so it will mean the whole area is sad as well. Whenever a child dies it’s a tragic event.”

Bert Bremner, Norwich City Council cabinet member for housing, said: “This is an awful tragedy and our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

“Our staff are here to support them in any way we can.”

Police said: “The circumstances surrounding the infant’s death will be subject to a coroner’s enquiry although early indications are that this was an unforeseen and tragic event in a family home.”

An East of England Ambulance Service Trust spokesman said: “We were called at 4.44pm to treat an injured toddler.

“An ambulance, paramedic officer and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were dispatched.

“The casualty, a two-year-old girl suffered serious injuries and was conveyed by land to Norfolk & Norwich Hospital.”

The East Anglian Air Ambulance also attended the incident, arriving at 5.09pm.

Category: News

Add your comment

Libellous and abusive comments are not allowed. Please read our House Rules

For information about privacy and cookies please read our Privacy Policy