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Sadly first day back at school will never be the same for this family.

A young girl has died after being hit by a truck on the NSW Central Coast this afternoon.

Police from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to Hastings Street, Rocky Point, near Wyong, about 3.40pm (Wednesday 26 April 2017), and found a primary school-aged girl with multiple injuries.

First aid was rendered to the child; however, she died at the scene.

The driver of truck has been taken for mandatory testing.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

UPDATE

The Daily Telegraph reports mum watched in terror as her five-year-old daughter was killed after being struck by a truck in a horrific accident in NSW’s Central Coast today.

Police believe the primary school student was crossing the road to meet her mother after her first day back at school when she was killed.

It is understood she had stepped off the school bus only moments before and several other school children also saw the accident.

Police are urging anyone with information on the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

UPDATE 27 April

The five-year-old girl, Maria-Susana Vaafusuaga, known simply as Sana by her family, who was hit by a truck and killed in front of her mother was a ‘kindergarten superstar’ who had just finished her first day back at school. Sana was crossing the road with big sister, Philomena.

“We have faith in Jesus Christ so we believe she is in a better place,” her uncle Alan Jones said.

“She loved school … She was only saying the other day she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up.”

He said he felt for both drivers of the school bus and the truck, but feared deeply for Philomena and the other children who witnessed the accident, reports 7 news.

“It was right in front of her unfortunately,” he said.

“How do you get an image out of your head. (The truck driver) has to live with that for the rest of his life.”

Heartbreaking words from Sana’s distraught mother, Salafai Loimata, who watched the accident unfold, include, ‘Missed you so bad baby, come and visit mummy, baby,’ she said.

‘Love you so much baby’.

What a horrifying start to term 2. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and all involved.

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  • this is such a sad thing to read. i feel sorry for everyone involved and especially the little kids who are trying to understand what happened.

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  • I’ve only just read this article and am so shocked and sorry for this family. Sincerest condolences.

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  • Sympathy to the family of this little angel. Hopefully there will be counselling for her family, also for students who witnessed this tragic accident. Hopefully apart from the accident the driver wasn’t breaking any laws. I know a driver who fears seeing children near the road even if he is driving slowly. He knows of a situation where a school child chose to cross between moving traffic instead of walking a few metres to traffic lights to use it to cross the road in safety. The child sustained a broken leg and could easily have be come a fatality. Luckily for the child it was cars, not larger vehicles. Even if going slowly trucks do not manage to stop as quickly as cars. Unfortunately children don’t understand that at all, nor do some drivers or adult pedestrians think about it. I have seen cars almost hit a truck front bumper bar passing a truck and going in too close the front of the truck and trucks either hitting the car or the driver swerving to take evasive action.

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  • How terrible ! My thought and prayers go out to the family and friends.

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  • How distressing fir the mum and other children to have seen it happen. I can’t imagine the family’s sorrow

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  • Absolutely hearbreaking. Thoughts are with the family.

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  • Heart breaking. My thoughts go out to the family of this little girl xx

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  • My thoughts are with the family,so very sad to hear this news.

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  • Oh no how horrible :,( Even if this was an awful accident, it’s still terribly terribly sad for the family

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  • Poor family. I truly hope it was a terrible accident.

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  • oh no how sad, condolences to all that loved her

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