Nottingham

Lindsey Inger's relatives want Hucknall tram crossing closed

Relatives of a girl killed by a tram in Nottinghamshire have called for a footbridge to be installed at the crossing where she was hit.

Lindsey Inger, 13, was walking a friend home on 28 November when she was hit at the crossing in Hucknall.

A grandmother and her seven-year-old grandson were killed at the same spot four years ago.

Tram operator NET said it could not comment on the request for a bridge until an investigation was completed.

Lindsey's foster mother Marlene Starling said: "I just want the crossing closed.

"Accidents like this are going to happen again and again if somebody doesn't do something about it."

'My diamond'

Lindsey, from Bulwell, was with three friends when she was hit.

Image caption Lindsey's foster mother Marlene Starling wants a bridge to prevent others being killed

Police were called to the junction of Hucknall Lane and Nottingham Road at about 19:00 GMT last Wednesday.

Mrs Starling, 67, took Lindsey into her care when she was six months old and she always regarded her as her own daughter.

"She was my diamond," she said.

"She loved helping everybody and that's why she died, because she didn't want her friend to walk home alone."

An event to raise money for Lindsey's funeral and for the bridge campaign will be held at Bells Lane Community Centre on 16 December.

Family friend Lisa Barron, who is helping to organise the event, said: "We don't want Lindsey's death to be in vain."

In November 2008, 65-year-old Jean Hoggart and her seven-year-old grandson Michael Dawson were killed on the rail-line side of the same crossing.

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