This afternoon, Thursday 10th April 2014, there’s been a serious accident involving a child and a lorry in Brownhills. Sadly, the 12 year old involved has died at the scene.
West Midlands Police have just issued the following statement:
Issue Date: 10/04/2014
Schoolboy dies following Brownhills collision
Police are appealing for information after a boy lost his life on a busy Brownhills street today (10th April 2014).
Emergency services were called to Chester Road, near the Anchor Pub just before 3.30pm following reports of a collision involving a child and a lorry.
The ambulance service treated the 12-year-old boy, but despite their best efforts he died at the scene.
Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This happened at a busy time of day on a busy road and we need anyone who witnessed this tragic incident to call me or one of my team.
‘The family of the boy are currently being assisted by specialist officers at this sad time.’
The road currently remains closed as officers continue to investigate the collision.
The 61-year-old lorry driver has been spoken to and is assisting police with their enquiries.
My condolences and that of all readers to the family and friends affected by this awful tragedy.
I’d ask readers respect the family and think twice please and be sensible about what they share and forward on social media.
An awful thing indeed.