Tributes flow for Vic girl after fatal hit

Christine McGinn

A Victorian schoolgirl, named by media outlets as Aivy Nguyen, has died in hospital after she was hit by a truck while crossing the road in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

The 14-year-old was walking across Whitehorse Road in Ringwood about 7am on Wednesday when she was struck but the truck driver did not stop.

A 39-year-old NSW man contacted police shortly afterwards and has been speaking with officers.

Family and friends paid tribute to the girl on Wednesday night as they gathered at the scene leaving flowers, cards and candles to remember her.

The teen's cousin Kimberley Nguyen told News Corp Australia that Aivy would always look after her younger sister, aged 10.

"They were joined at the hip. She was smart and innocent. She was adorable," she said on Wednesday.

Louis Datoi, a local father, left a bouquet of roses at the intersection and a note to organise a community meeting about the crossing, News Corp Australia reports.

He told the organisation his wife was hit by a car at the intersection last week and his children have been involved in numerous near-misses.

"It happens every day. My wife was hit by a car last week and a friend was hit two weeks ago," he reportedly said.

The truck driver involved in the incident was an employee of Makita and was delivering tools to a TAFE in Malvern East, Nine News Melbourne states.

"The company is deeply saddened by today's accident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young girl who lost her life," managing director Shigeru Okada told Nine News.

"Our driver is assisting police and the company will co-operate in any way we can."