Funeral heartache for family of train crash girl

Undated family handout photo issued by the British Transport police of Emma Lifsey, 4, who has died from injuries sustained after the car she was in collided with a train at Beech Hill crossing, Springs Road, Misson Springs, Nottinghamshire, yesterday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday December 5, 2012. The driver, a 67-year-old woman, was taken to hospital in nearby Doncaster with neck injuries and bruising. See PA story POLICE Crossing . Photo credit should read: Family Handout /PA Wire ''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated family handout photo issued by the British Transport police of Emma Lifsey, 4, who has died from injuries sustained after the car she was in collided with a train at Beech Hill crossing, Springs Road, Misson Springs, Nottinghamshire, yesterday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday December 5, 2012. The driver, a 67-year-old woman, was taken to hospital in nearby Doncaster with neck injuries and bruising. See PA story POLICE Crossing . Photo credit should read: Family Handout /PA Wire ''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
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FAMILY and friends packed into a village church to say farewell to the little girl killed when a car was hit by a train on a level crossing.

Emma Lifsey, aged four, suffered fatal injuries when the car in which she was travelling, with a 67-year-old woman, was hit by a passenger train on a level crossing at Misson Springs.

And yesterday St Nicholas Church at Haxey was the venue for a private service for the youngster, followed by a private cremation for close family only.

Emma’s distraught parents, Mark and Zoe, aged 40 and 38, led mourners, along with her 11-year-old brother Jack.

The youngster was travelling in a black Volvo when the vehicle was hit by an East Midlands Trains service at the remote Beech Hill level crossing on the Lincoln to Doncaster line shortly before 12.30pm on December 4.

Emma was airlifted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital but died from her injuries several hours later.

The driver of the car suffered neck injuries and was also taken to hospital, but was allowed home earlier this week.

The girl’s parents have asked that the church collection should go to the hospital and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which is funded by voluntary donations.

British Transport Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned by the Nottinghamshire coroner.