Family And Friends Remember Teenage Hit-Run Victim
The family and friends of Melbourne teenager Aivy Nguyen have remembered the 14 year old as a "great learner", a "beautiful girl" and a "bright student who loved fashion and creative arts".
What you need to know
- Melbourne teenager Aivy Nguyen remembered as a passionate learner and great friend
- Flags at her school fly at half-mast as her friends and family mourn
- The 14 year old died in hospital yesterday after being hit at a notorious Ringwood intersection
A Melbourne schoolgirl who died after being hit by a truck in Ringwood is being remembered as a passionate learner and great friend.
Aivy Nguyen was struck by a truck at a notorious intersection at Whitehorse Road just after 7am on Wednesday while walking to school -- she was just 14 years old.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics and doctors she later died at the Royal Children's Hospital.
Today her school -- Mount Alexander College -- flew its flags at half-mast and continued preparations for a commemoration which will take place soon.
The students intend to make a memory book which will be presented to Aivy's parents.
"We are deeply saddened by the news of the tragic loss of a beautiful young lady," Principal Wayne Haworth said.
The young teenager started at Mount Alexander College only last year, seeking new learning opportunities.
Aivy's principal said she really loved it there and had many great friends.
"Despite the fact she's only been here for a relatively short time . . . her personality and her friendship and friendliness means that she made really strong connections with other students," he said.
"It's a time of immense shock."
On Wednesday night, Aivy's devastated family returned to the scene, where a make-shift memorial has been set up.
At the pedestrian crossing, cookies and a Hungry Jack's Meal have been left beside flowers and notes.
It's understood the truck that hit Aivy was turning left onto the Maroondah Highway at the time. It didn't stop but a 39-year-old NSW man did contact police shortly after the incident.
Yesterday he was helping Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives with their enquiries but has been released pending charges.
As the community comes to terms with the fatality, it's now planning to push VicRoads to review the safety of the intersection.