Community sends love to family of boy, 4, who died after being struck by minibus on New Rough Hey in Ingol

The boy sadly died in hospital after being struck by a minibus.
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The community sent love to the family of a boy who died after being struck by a minibus in Ingol.

Officers were called to a report of a road traffic collision on New Rough Hey shortly after 4.35pm on Tuesday.

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It was found a Citroen Relay minibus had set off from a parked position and collided with a boy, 4, who was riding a bike.

A four-year-old boy died after being struck by a minibus on New Rough Hey in Ingol (Credit: Google)A four-year-old boy died after being struck by a minibus on New Rough Hey in Ingol (Credit: Google)
A four-year-old boy died after being struck by a minibus on New Rough Hey in Ingol (Credit: Google)

Sgt Matt Davidson, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "My thoughts, first and foremost, are with the family and loved ones of the little boy at this incredibly sad and distressing time.

"His family are being supported by specially trained officers."

"As we investigate what happened, we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or had any information that could assist our investigation to come forward.

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"Also, if you have any dashcam or CCTV/ring doorbell footage from the area, or any other information that could assist the investigation, then please get in touch."

The community paid their respects to the boy and his family following the tragic news.

Rebecca Connell said: "Heartbreaking. Thoughts are with the young ones family and friends. RIP beautiful angel."

Christina Dawson said: "Utterly heartbreaking RIP little man, sending my deepest condolences to his family.2

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Maxine Silcock said: "RIP little man, deepest sympathy to family and friends."

Maria Maria said: "RIP little man. Thinking of your family at this sad time."

If you can help police with their investigation, call 101 or email [email protected] quoting log number 1037 of March 26.

Information can also be reported online via the Lancashire Police website at https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/.