Teenager killed in Wolverhampton collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision between a teenage pedestrian and a car yesterday (Thursday 29 December) in Wednesfield.

It happened around 2pm in Lakefield Road at the junction with March End Road and Wednesfield Road.

The 13-year-old boy from Bushbury, Wolverhampton, was taken to hospital but sadly died of his injuries.

His family are being supported by specially trained liaison officers. He is not being named at this stage.

The driver of the car involved was taken to hospital and treated for the effects of shock. He continues to assist collision investigators with the inquiry which left the road closed for several hours.

Police Constable Karl Davies, from the regional collision investigation unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this collision to get in touch and help us piece together what happened.

“The young boy was taken to hospital, but despite valiant efforts by medical staff, tragically he died a short time later. I urge anyone who may have seen what happened to please contact us on 101.”

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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