Teenager arrested after the death of nine-year-old boy who was killed in car crash


Teenager arrested after the death of nine-year-old boy who was killed in car crash
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene todayAn 18-year-old was taken into custody for questioning

By
Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED:

01:22 GMT, 3 February 2013

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UPDATED:

01:54 GMT, 3 February 2013

A teenager, 18, has been arrested after the death of a nine-year-old boy who suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by a car.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident in the Hadley area of Telford, Shropshire today, West Mercia Police said.

A police spokesman confirmed that an 18-year-old man had been taken into custody for questioning after the boy was struck by a Ford Focus in Haybridge Avenue shortly after 3pm.

An 18-year-old has been arrested after the death of a nine-year-old boy on Haybridge Avenue (pictured) in the Hadley area of Telford, Shropshire

Hit by car: An 18-year-old has been arrested after the death of a nine-year-old boy on Haybridge Avenue (pictured) in the Hadley area of Telford, Shropshire today

West Midlands Ambulance Service said two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance attended the scene.

An ambulance service spokeswoman said: ‘On arrival at the scene crews found a pedestrian who had suffered serious multiple injuries.

‘Sadly, the boy went into cardiac arrest on the scene.

‘Ambulance personnel carried out advanced life support but unfortunately despite best efforts nothing could be done to save the boy and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.’

Ambulance personnel carried out advanced life support but unfortunately despite best efforts nothing could be done to save the boy, who was pronounced dead at the scene

Rapid response: Ambulance personnel carried out advanced life support but unfortunately despite best efforts nothing could be done to save the boy, who was pronounced dead at the scene (file picture)