Footage of a little girl playing in the final moments before being crushed by a 90kg tire has been released as her family continues their quest for justice.
Seven-year-old Lily Dorrough was killed in the horror accident outside her father’s flooring shop in Queensland, Australia in August 2019.
The shattered father Michael said a tire leaned against a shed on a sidewalk shared with a neighboring tenant in the industrial complex in the city of Roma.
It then fell on the young woman, causing serious injuries from which she died a few hours later in the hospital.
A clip of Lily, set in Michael’s workshop, has now been released as he vows to find out who is “accountable”.
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He said A topical issue : “My beautiful little girl is gone forever and no one is accountable.
“Lily weighed about 18 kg and if a bike that is five times as heavy falls on you, it won’t be a good scenario.
“It’s hard to believe, you think it’s a bad dream, you hope it’s a bad dream, you think it’s not physically possible, my little girl was at the store 10 minutes ago.”
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The video shows Lily and two friends happily playing in the store in the moments leading up to the tragedy before heading outside.
At that moment Michael heard screams and rushed outside to see what had happened – and saw the heartbreaking scene.
He said, “I walked straight out the back door towards the toilets to follow Lily’s friend and unfortunately I found the tragic scene where a truck wheel fell on my little girl.”
Michael’s video surveillance had driven his neighboring tenant into the industrial complex with tires on the back of his truck in the days before, reports A Current Affair.
But police and health and safety at work investigated the accident and cleared the neighbors of any wrongdoing.
Michael did not give up and asked the authorities to launch a second probe.
But this came to the same conclusion – it was decided that no one could be prosecuted for Lily’s death.
Michael still stands up for justice.
He said, “I want Lily to know that I loved her and I will never forgive, never forget this guy and I will do my best for my little princess.”
Nearly 200 mourners in purple clothing released balloons at Lily’s funeral two weeks after her death.
Mother Nerissa Higgs remembered her daughter as the “most beautiful girl” and said she would live on forever through her memory.
She said, “Although the most beautiful girl is gone, her smile will be remembered and sadly missed.”