Mum’s heartbreaking tribute to son, 6, fatally hit by a car as she watched on

A mum has paid an emotional tribute to her young son who died after being hit by a vehicle as he played with friends.

The heartbroken mum described the boy, 6, as a "lovely, active little boy."

Kidus Wendosen was riding his bike on Sunday evening when he was struck by a vehicle outside his home, reports Manchester Evening News.

Mum, Zufan Yemane, 30, had been watching him play with his friends when the tragedy suddenly occurred.

In the moving tribute, Zufan said: "He was the most lovely, active little boy.

"Everyone knew him in the area and he would play out with other children in the neighbourhood.

"I was watching him play with the other kids when it happened and I just screamed."

Kidus was struck on Wilmott Street, near the junction Chevrill Close in Manchester just before 6pm on Sunday.

He was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later.

Candles and flowers have been laid at the roadside in tribute to Kidus.

Those who knew Kidus described him as a happy and lively little boy who loved football and school sports.

He attended the nearby St Philip’s CE Primary School and had an older brother Jossy, 11.

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Zufan, originally from Eritrea in east Africa, has lived in Hulme with her family for four years.

She said Kidus' death is the second tragedy for the family after her husband died last year.

"Right now I feel loneliness,” she said.

"I lost my husband last year and now I have lost my youngest son.

"It’s hard enough being a single mum and now this.

"I don’t know how I can stay in my home. Everywhere I look I see my son.

"Every corner reminds me of him."

Community members spoke of their shock as they gathered near the crash scene, many weeping together, on Monday.

One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: "The kids like to play out and ride their bikes around the block.

"I didn’t see the crash but I saw all the emergency services.

"The road was blocked off all night by police.

"It’s a terrible thing to have happened."

A 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

She has since been released under investigation.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses, or drivers with dash cam footage, to come forward and assist their investigation.

Sergeant Joseph Barron, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This was a devastating collision. Our thoughts are with the boys loved ones at what is understandably a heart breaking time for them.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision and, although a woman is in custody, we are keen to hear from anyone with information.

"I would also appeal to anyone with dash cam footage from the area shortly before or at the time of the incident to contact us."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting 2951 of 09/08/20 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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