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    Bad News Father drops TV on Girl dies

    Just read this on the BBC site and felt sick reading it. Can't imagine how the father is feeling right now. What a tragedy

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    Girl dies in 'tragic TV accident'

    Emily May Hughes was the youngest of four children
    A four-year-old girl died after her father dropped a television on her head causing "a catastrophic brain injury", an inquest has been told.
    An accidental death verdict was recorded on Emily Hughes, of Coedpoeth, Wrexham, who died on Christmas Day.
    The coroner said it was a "tragic accident". Robert Hughes accidentally bumped into her, dropping the bulky TV set as he carried it downstairs.
    Her parents have paid tribute to their "bright, clever girl".
    The family had bought a new TV set on Christmas Eve.
    The girl's father, a design engineer, installed it in the first-floor living room then carried the old "heavy, deep, bulky" widescreen television downstairs into the children's play area, the inquest in Liverpool was told.
    Emily liked to take the Nintendo DS she shared with her siblings to a quiet place to play it alone, but unbeknown to Mr Hughes as he struggled downstairs, she was lying on her stomach at the foot of the stairs.
    In a report by North Wales Police, officers told the inquest Mr Hughes accidentally bumped into her, dropping the television and pinning her head down.

    It is every parent's worst nightmare for their child's funeral to take place before their own
    Andre Rebello, coroner
    It said: "Mr Hughes stubbed his foot on the child and fell forward with the large TV set.
    "He completely lost balance, fell and tried to push the TV away from the child realising she was there but it landed on her head, pinning her. He immediately got it off her."
    Mr Hughes carried Emily into the kitchen where his wife Louise called an ambulance.
    The couple tried to resuscitate the youngster until paramedics arrived at 1820 GMT.
    Emily was rushed to Wrexham Maelor Hospital and transferred to Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital later that evening suffering from a lack of blood and oxygen to the brain.
    Consultant Dr Jane Ratcliffe said Emily sustained a head fracture in the accident, and the brain damage stopped her pulse and blood pressure.

    Emily was a bright, clever girl, well liked by everybody, caring and kind
    Louise and Robert Hughes
    She was certified dead at 2210 GMT in intensive care the following day, Christmas Day.
    Coroner Andre Rebello recorded a verdict of accidental death at the inquest.
    Mr Rebello said: "This was a tragic accident and this will always be a difficult time in the future with every Christmas.
    "It is every parent's worst nightmare for their child's funeral to take place before their own.
    "I hope the family can recover from this tragedy and celebrate the joy of Emily's life.
    "Emily will not have suffered and not have known about this injury. I pass on my sincere condolences to the family."

    Doctors at Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital tried to save the little girl
    Her parents in a tribute said Emily was a "talented singer" who sang solos at her recent school Christmas concert.
    The youngest of four children, Emily was part of a large family who are well known in Coedpoeth, where her mother has worked as a youth worker for 10 years.
    She went to Penygelli School and to the Salvation Army Sunday School in Coedpoeth, which family members have attended for years.
    Mr and Mrs Hughes described their daughter's death as a "tragic accident" and thanked the medical staff who tried to save her, along with people from all over the world who have supported the family.
    "Emily was a bright, clever girl, well liked by everybody, caring and kind," the couple said in a statement.
    "She had a real talent for singing, and had done solos in the school concert just before Christmas.
    "We will miss her, and will never forget her."
    They added that a funeral date has yet to be set and that it will be a celebration of Emily's life.
    'Shocking'
    Mr and Mrs Hughes said: "The staff were very professional and did everything they could to help.
    "We'd like to say particular thanks to Dr Jane Ratcliffe and her team at Alder Hey."
    A spokeswoman for North Wales Police said: "As a result of a very sad and tragic accident on Christmas Eve, reported to police at 6.20pm, a four-year-old girl from the Coedpoeth area of Wrexham passed away at Alder Hey Children's Hospital on Christmas Day.
    "The family are understandably very distraught by this tragic accident and police are making a plea for the privacy of the family to be respected at this incredibly difficult time."
    Neighbours in the street have also paid tribute to Emily.
    Many knew the family well, and were too shocked to say anything.
    However, one said: "She was just a bubbly little, cute little four-year-old girl really.
    "I've met them a couple of times and obviously I've seen the kids and stuff. It's absolutely terrible... it's shocking."

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    Default Re: Father drops TV on Girl dies

    That is a true tragedy, can't imagine how the family must feel let alone the father. I just hope they can get through it together.


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    what an absolute tragedy - i cant even imagine what the parents are going through.

    as it says, its every parents nightmare

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    sad

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    suicide tackle there!!! bloody dogs and kids do get under your feet at your most vulverable now and again !!
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    Shocking story.

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    Default Re: Father drops TV on Girl dies

    Very sad for everyone, I guess they'll always blame themselves as well. Iit can happen a lot and it's not negligence most of the time. I recall not too long ago slicing some meat in the kitchen with a great big carving knife and as I turned round to get something with the knife in my hand, I hadn't heard my son come in at the same time and he stood behind me, as I turned the knife end missed his head at eye level by a few mm.. won't forget that horror for some time.

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