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11-year-old boy hit by police vehicle on emergency call in Lancaster

A police vehicle, attending an emergency call, has been involved in a collision with a boy, 11, who was crossing the road just before 8:30pm last night (25 May) on Owen Road, Lancaster, according to police reports.

Police also reported the boy has been taken to hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Lancashire Police stated that the incident was referred to the police watchdog.

Lancashire Police said in a statement: “An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances that led to the collision.

“The collision happened at just before 8.30pm on Owen Road in Lancaster at the junction with Torrisholme Road and involved a marked police Peugeot 308 hatchback which was responding to an emergency call.

“The boy, who is 11 years old and from the local area, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and later transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

“He remains in a critical condition and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time. They are being supported by specially trained officers.”

Lancashire Police reassured the public that a full and thorough investigation will be carried out to establish the circumstances.

Police statement said: “We have referred the matter to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and they will be carrying out an independent investigation.

“We will, of course, co-operate fully with them but there may be some details we can’t go into as they will be subject to the IOPC investigation.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this little boy and with his family.”

Police force stated there will be extra patrols in and around the area today and over the weekend and they urged anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage or any concerns to contact 101.

(Source: Lancashire Police)

(Image: Google Street view of Owen Road, the junction with Torrisholme Road)

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