Tributes pour in for schoolgirl, 11, who died in Edinburgh hospital after crash

Elizabeth has been described as a 'bright, friendly and caring soul'.
Elizabeth Bell, 11, died after she was hit by a bin lorry on her way to schoolElizabeth Bell, 11, died after she was hit by a bin lorry on her way to school
Elizabeth Bell, 11, died after she was hit by a bin lorry on her way to school

Tributes have poured in for an 11-year-old who died after being hit by a bin lorry on her way to school.

Elizabeth Bell died on Wednesday at the Royal Hospital for Children a week after she was struck by the vehicle in the Scottish Borders.

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Now Elizabeth's primary school has paid tribute to her, describing the schoolgirl as a 'bright, friendly and caring soul'. 

Gordon and Earlston Primary Schools, where the youngster attended, have set up a GoFundMe page for Elizabeth to give her 'the best possible send-off'. 

The fundraiser launched on Friday and topped £6000 within 24 hours, smashing the £1000 target.

A statement on the page reads: 'Following the tragic loss of our lovely Elizabeth, our school communities are keen to support her family in giving her the best possible send off.

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'Elizabeth was a bright, friendly, kind and caring soul who was a valued member of Gordon and Earlston Primary Schools and will be dearly missed.'

Kevin Wilson, headteacher of the school, posted in a tribute on Facebook: 'Following the tragic news regarding Elizabeth, we have received lots of messages of support and condolences for the parents. 

'The suggestion made this week was for there to be a GoFundMe page created to support Elizabeth’s parents during this challenging time so that they can give her the best possible send off.

'On behalf of both our school communities, we have included a link below should anyone wish to offer some financial assistance. Please feel free to share this far and wide.'

The collision happened just after 8am on the A6105 near East Gordon.

Police are appealing for information about the crash, which happened near a junction with an unclassified local road.