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Penwortham boy dies after collision with van

Posted on - 2nd August, 2023 - 1:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News
The collision took place in Bilsborough Hey, Penwortham Pic: Google

An eight-year-old boy has died after a collision involving a black van in Penwortham.

South Ribble Police were called to Bilsborough Hey off Sumpter Croft in Penwortham on Tuesday (1 August) afternoon around 4.20pm.

A collision involving a black Ford Transit and an eight-year-old boy saw the boy taken to hospital. He died a short time later.

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Police say his family are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Superintendent Gary Crowe of Lancashire Police’s South Division said: “First and foremost we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the boy who died. This was a heartbreaking incident and they will be in our thoughts for a very long time.

“We also appreciate the impact this will have had on the wider community and we thank them for their understanding and patience while we carried out a meticulous analysis of the scene yesterday.

“We are now determined to get answers about what occurred and are appealing for anybody with information to come forward. If you saw the collision, or saw either the boy or the van in the moments before it happened, please get in touch. Similarly if you have dashcam or CCTV and have not yet spoken to officers, please contact us.”

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Anybody with information is asked to get in touch with police on 101, quoting log 971 of August 1st.

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