December 11 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 5, 2013
The mother of a nine-month-old baby girl from Colchester who died following a car crash has paid tribute to her daughter.
Baby Diamond Roberts was airlifted from the scene of the accident in Thorrington, on the B1027 Clacton Road, to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, but died as a result of her injuries on Friday afternoon.
Her mum, who does not wish to give her full name, said: “My daughter Diamond was truly a shining star, we only had her for nine precious months but in this time she changed so many people’s lives with her happy smiley face.
“She had three precious sisters who adored her and would have done anything for her.
“Her gift of organ donation means she has saved other people’s lives and we will take comfort from the fact she will live on because of this.
“She will be missed by many, her mummy and sisters will never forget her.
“We would appreciate if the media will now allow us and our family to grieve at this sad time.”
The three other children – all girls – were taken to Colchester General Hospital, along with a man. The girls were later released.
A 61-year-old man from St Osyth was arrested at the scene on suspicion of careless driving causing injury and has been released on police bail until December 2 pending further inquiries.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the accident should email the serious collision investigation unit at email@example.com or call them on 101.