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Tragedy as an eight-year-old boy dies in the hospital two days after being hit by BMW

Tragedy as an eight-year-old boy dies in hospital two days after being hit by BMW – police arrest 33-year-old man for death from dangerous driving

An eight-year-old boy died in the hospital after being hit by a car in Greater Manchester.

Police arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving death after the crash in Ashton-Under-Lyne on Thursday evening.

The boy had started crossing the road in Ryecroft Street shortly after 8.15 pm when he was stuck by a black BMW.

He was rushed to hospital but has died tragically since his death.

Sergeant Matthew Picton of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said yesterday: “This was a tragic incident.

“Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time.

“Our agents are working hard to get more information about what happened during and after the collision.

“If you were on or around Ryecroft Street at the time of the incident and witnessed the collision or saw the affected car, please contact the police as soon as possible.

Any dash cam or camera footage of the incident can be invaluable in our search for more information. ‘

Anyone with information or images of the incident is urged to contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 2597 dated 23/07/2020 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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