A YOUNG girl who was seriously hurt in a road collision in Radcliffe has died.

Tributes have been paid to Ruby Cropper, 11, who lost her life after a crash near Hollinhurst Road on Monday.

Police were called at around 4.30pm after Ruby collided with a blue Suzuki Alto on New Road.

She was believed to have been crossing the road with a friend when the incident occurred.

Ruby is said to have suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where she died today.

In a statement, Ruby’s mum and two dads have paid tribute to her, saying: “As Ruby was such a kind and caring person and always helped others she has continued to do this in organ donation

" Ruby's legacy will live on and we have taken great comfort in this. Our family would urge anyone in these tragic circumstances to follow in Ruby's footsteps and be an organ donor.

“We are all absolutely devastated and a part of us has died today too. Our lives will never be the same again.”

The driver of the Suzuki Alto failed to remain at the scene but a 35-year-old man later made contact with police a short time later and was arrested.

He has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Officers are appealing to the public to come forward with any information or footage of the incident to aid their enquiries.

PC Phil Drummond, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a desperately sad incident and our thoughts are with Ruby’s friends and family at this terrible and heart-breaking time. Our specialist officers are providing them with support.

“It is important that we ensure that we establish the full circumstances of this incident, and therefore I am appealing to the public to provide us with any information they can to help us with our investigation.

“Did you witness the collision? Do you have any dash cam or CCTV footage? We also would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a blue Suzuki Alto travelling around the Whitefield and Radcliffe areas between 4.15pm to 4.30pm. Whatever information you have, please get in touch”.

Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 4741 quoting log of August 10. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.