Girl, 3, dies after being hit by a van in quiet cul-de-sac in Calne, Wiltshire

A three-year-old girl has died after being hit by a van in a quiet cul-de-sac, police have today confirmed.

Officers rushed to the scene around 12pm on Wednesday (March 3) after the young girl was struck by the vehicle in Campion Close, Calne, Wiltshire.

The girl died at the scene, police have now confirmed. Her family are aware and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

The driver of the van remained at the scene and police say, at this stage, nobody has been arrested. 

Police remain at the scene this evening, with the road likely to remain closed late into the night.

Inspector James Brain, from the Chippenham Area Community Policing Team at Wiltshire Police, said: ‘This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the girl’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

Police were called to the scene on Campion Close (pictured: Google Street View) in Calne shortly after 12pm today

Police were called to the scene on Campion Close (pictured: Google Street View) in Calne shortly after 12pm today

Police were called to the scene on Campion Close (pictured: Google Street View) in Calne shortly after 12pm today 

‘I ask that their privacy is respected and we will also be working with the local community who would have no doubt been impacted by this.

‘We understand that people will want to pay their respects and come together at this difficult time, but can we please ensure this is done safely and to keep in mind the current Government guidelines regarding Covid restrictions and maintain social distancing.

‘Our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is at a very early stage and we won’t be providing any further update at the moment.’

In a separate statement, Wiltshire Police said: ‘A child has tragically died in Calne this afternoon.

‘We were called to Campion Close shortly after 12pm due to a collision between a van and a pedestrian.

‘The pedestrian, a three-year-old girl, sadly died at the scene. Her family are aware and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

‘The road remains closed while our enquiries are ongoing and is likely to remain closed late into the night.

‘The driver of the van remained at the scene and is helping us with our enquiries. At this stage, nobody has been arrested.’

Alongside police, Great Western Air Ambulance, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, two ambulances and an ambulance rapid response vehicle were in attendance until around 2pm, according to Wiltshire 999.   

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