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Posted: June 21, 2015

Police officer sings to child ejected in deadly car accident

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

BRIGHTON, Colo. —

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A Colorado police officer was captured on camera comforting and singing to a little girl after she was involved in a car accident that killed her father.

In the image gone viral, Brighton, Colorado, police officer Nick Struck is holding the girl and pointing to something in the opposite direction of the crash wreckage. 

The child reminded Officer Struck of his own 2-year-old daughter, CNN reported.

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“My daughter, who’s the sweetest thing in the world, when she falls and cries, she wants ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ sung to her. So then this girl, when I was out in the field, I was singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ and pointing to the lights on the fire truck,” Officer Struck said.

Police said the two adults and four children in the SUV were not properly restrained and were ejected from the vehicle, KUSA reported.

A man in the car was pronounced dead at the scene , and a woman and child were flown to the hospital. The three other children in the SUV were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

A witness said the SUV blew a tire and lost control.

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