Girl Killed While Riding Her Bike
Â Â Â Â "My baby girl,my little princess is gone," Ayana Archer said.
Â Â Â Â Â A life lost...and a family's grief.
Â Â Â Â "I can't do anything to bring her back.Â I miss her so much," Archer said.
Â Â Â Â And a mother remembering her daughter's six short years.
Â Â Â Â "My daughter, she really loved playing with her Bratz dolls, she loved dancing, she loved to dress up," Archer said.
Â Â Â Â Â Ayana Archer's daughter, Jani'yah Irving, died Saturday when she was hit by a delivery truck while riding her bike with her two brothers in Northeast Gainesville.
Â Â Â Â Â Police say Jani'yah either couldn't or didn't stop at an intersection and rode underneath the back end of a truck carrying mattresses.
Â Â Â Â She had head trauma and died at Shands UF.
Â Â Â Â "She couldn't have survived it at all," Archer said.
Â Â Â Â Â GPD officers say there are signs posted saying "No Through Trucks," but charges have not been filed against the driver.
Â Â Â Â "A semi-truck in a residential neighborhood? That could've happened to anybody but unfortunately it was my baby," Archer said.
Â Â Â Â Â Jani'yahs nickname was "pooty-poo," and her friends and family have been stopping by the accident site all day to leave candles, bears, and cards to remember a life lost.
Â Â Â Â Â In Jani'yah's room, her family put special toys and pictures on her bed.
Â Â Â Â Jani'yah was a kindergartner at Metcalfe Elementary.
Â Â Â Â Grief counselors were there today, and the principal says the counselors will be available whenever students need to talk about the loss of their classmate.
Â Â Â Â "She had a wonderful heart and she always wanted to help other students," Felecia Moss, principal, said.
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