Police appeal after 9-year-old boy dies in collision

Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses after a nine year old boy died following a collision in Blackburn.

Friday, 5th August 2016, 10:19 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:07 pm
Police appeal after 9-year-old boy dies in collision

A white BMW 4 Series was travelling along Whalley New Road at 10.55pm on Thursday, August 4, when it was involved in a collision with a nine year old boy who was crossing the road.

The boy suffered multiple injuries and was taken to hospital where he later died.

The driver of the BMW, a 25 year old man from Blackburn, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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PS David Hurst of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident where a young boy has sadly died and my thoughts very much remain with his family at this time. An investigation is underway and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101.