Appeal after 8-year-old boy loses life in collision

August 19, 2016

POLICE are appealing for information after a boy lost his life following a collision in Erdington on Monday, 15 August.

The eight-year-old was cycling along Wilton Road at around 3.15pm when he was in collision with a bus.

Emergency services were called and paramedics treated the boy who was taken to hospital with critical injuries, but despite their best efforts he sadly died later that day.

The driver of the bus was spoken to at the scene and officers continue to make enquiries into the collision.

Police Sergeant Chris Ridge, from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are firmly with the family of the young boy who tragically lost his life yesterday.

“The road is a really busy road and we are sure that there are a number of witnesses who have not yet come forward.

“I am directly appealing to them to get in touch so we can continue to establish the circumstances that surrounded yesterday’s tragic events.

“The family of the young boy are being liaised with by specialist officers and they have asked for their privacy to be respected at this sad time.”

Anyone with information is urged to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.