Schoolboy, 10, dies after being hit by a car and airlifted to hospital as the driver of a Ford Puma ‘helps police with enquiries’
- The car had visible damage to its bonnet and bumper after the incident
A 10-year-old boy who was struck by a Ford Puma yesterday in a quiet Liverpool suburb has died from his injuries and police say the driver of the car has been helping police with enquiries.
Residents and walkers rushed to give first aid to the youngster after he was hit by a the car at around 4.30pm on Abingdon Road, Walton on Thursday.
Ambulance crews arrived and took the boy was taken to hospital, where he tragically died this morning, April 21, Merseyside police have confirmed.
Detectives have now appealed for witnesses to come forward after the driver of the Ford Puma, who stopped at the scene, is currently helping with their enquires.
Yesterday saw a huge police operation in the area with reportedly about a dozen police cars seen at the scene.
The boy was airlifted from the scene but sadly died from his injuries in hospital
The car, which could be seen in the middle of the road, had visible damage to its bonnet, headlight and bumper.
The boy has been described as a ‘precious angel’ and floral tributes have been left at the scene of the crash
Floral tributes have been left to a schoolboy who died after being hit by a car.
Tributes have also been paid online to the boy and condolences have been shared for his family.
One woman said: ‘Heart breaking, fly high little man. Sending condolences to all his loved ones.’
Leanne Hall added: ‘Devastating thoughts are with the family fly high angel..’ While a third, Tracey Murphy commented: ‘Just heart breaking. Thinking of this poor family.’
Detective Sergeant Amy Murray said: ‘Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of the boy who has sadly lost his life following a road collision yesterday.
‘The family are being supported by our specially trained liaison officers, and we have launched an investigation into his death.
‘I urge anyone who witnessed or has information on this incident to please contact us. Alternatively, if you were driving in the vicinity I ask that you please check your dashcam footage for anything that have captured something which will assist in the investigation the incident.
‘Every piece information or footage could be vital in establishing what happened.’
Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on CCTV or dashcam is asked to contact SCIU on (0151) 777 5747, or email SCIU@merseyside.police.uk.
Alternatively DM @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 23000333448.
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