12th Apr, 2021

'Best daughter anyone could ever have' - Family's tribute to Isabelle who died after being hit by car in Coventry

THE FAMILY of an 11-year-old schoolgirl who died after being hit by a car have paid tribute to ‘best daughter anyone could ever have’.

Isabelle Boshell suffered serious injuries after being struck on Tamworth Road last Thursday evening.

She was rushed to hospital but sadly passed away yesterday morning.

The family said in an emotional tribute: “Isabelle was a loving daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter and sister.

“She was loved by her friends, family and adored by her dog and cat whom she loved.

“She meant a lot to everyone and lived life to the full; she loved art, dancing, singing and learning.

“She was learning to play the guitar and was a unique individual who loved to set her own trends.

“The best daughter anyone could ever have.”

The family asked for privacy at this sad time to grieve.

The 53-year-old driver of the car, a Toyota Verso, remained at the scene but needed medical attention.

Police will be interviewing him in due course.

Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from West Midlands Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “We’ve all been left numb by the sad death of Isabelle.

“She was just 11-years-old with her whole life in front of her, but this has been tragically taken away.

“To see the loss of someone so young is difficult for us as officers, but we know the pain is even greater for Isabelle’s family.

“We’ll be doing all we can to support them while they grieve, while also trying to establish what happened leading to the collision.

“We need your help so we can give answers to Isabelle’s family.”

Officers have appealed for any witnesses who have not yet come forward or anyone with dash cam footage to call them on 101.


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