Remembering Lily: Memorial continues to grow for child hit by SUV
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) —
A 10-year-old Pensacola girl was hit by a car while riding her bicycle to school. Delilgha Rosa-Clark, who was also known as Lily, was airlifted to a hospital where she later died.
The family continues to stop by to collect stuffed animals and items being left by friend and neighbors at a memorial site for her. The memorial marks the intersection of the crash on Thursday.
The Florida Highway Patrol says Frederick Wilder hit Lily after he failed to make sure the the coast was clear after stopping at a stop sign on Oak View Drive. She died from her injuries hours later.
Neighbors say this accident highlights the traffic issues they have in this area.
"This morning was the first morning we had seen the cars start slowing down. You know, something tragic has to happen for people to slow down," said neighbor Dana Foster. "Hoping that this is not something that will stop tomorrow or Monday or when the school's out."
Foster said some neighbors are planning to start a petition to get speed bumps from Sorrento Road to the school zone.
Traffic through this area has been constant as people stop by to pay their respects. Now school grief counselors were on hand to talk with students.
Lily's mother stopped by before stopping at this memorial. She has asked for privacy during this difficult time.
In the meantime the Perdido Bay Methodist Church on Innerarity Point Road is accepting donations to cover costs.