Police in Bristol are urging witnesses to come forward and shed light on the death of a toddler who fell from a moving car after unclipping his own seatbelt.
The two-year-old, who was yesterday named as Levi Brailsford, died at about 3pm on Friday last week in Stockwood.
The car in which he was a passenger was turning left out of Hollway Road into Stockwood Lane. The child fell from the car on to the road and suffered serious head injuries.
He was taken to Frenchay Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
Levi was reportedly being driven by his grandmother when she heard him unbuckle the harness in his car seat.
Friends say she was trying to pull over to re-fasten the buckle when the door opened and Levi toppled out.
Yesterday Levi’s parents, Kevin and Andrea, left a tribute to their “little star” at the scene of the accident.
It read: “A big thankyou to everyone who has given for our Baby boy Levi, our little star. We have taken the cards and toys to put in his box again.”
Great Western Ambulance Service sent paramedics and an air ambulance to the scene after reports that a child had been struck by a car.
A spokesman said: “He was unconscious and not breathing. He was taken to hospital by road ambulance but unfortunately died later.”
Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time who may have seen what happened. Anyone able to help is asked to contact the collision investigation unit on the force number 101.