Girl, 13, killed in front of her big sister after being hit by a car remembered as a ‘joy and delight’


A 13-year-old girl who was killed in front of her big sister after being hit by a car has today been remembered as a “joy and delight”.

Victoria Carson was walking in Barnet, North London, last week she was hit by the car allegedly being driven dangerously.

Victoria’s 15-year-old sister was at the scene at the time – shocked but physically uninjured.

Victoria’s grieving parents today paid tribute to the teenager who loved cats and playing tennis.

Grieving parents Gary and Roxanna Carson today said: “Our family is devastated at the loss of our beautiful daughter, Victoria, who gave so much joy and delight to our lives. 

“Victoria was loved dearly by so many of her friends with whom she shared many interests, especially caring for cats and playing tennis. 

“We will deeply miss Victoria’s smile, her laugh and her energy, but our beautiful, generous daughter will forever remain in our hearts.”

The crash unfolded on Longmore Avenue about 9.30pm on Monday June 29.

A 41-year-old woman who was driving the car stopped at the scene and was arrested.

She was later charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating the crash.

They have appealed to anyone with information to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8246 9820.


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