Seven-year-old boy dies after being hit by a car in Bradford as man arrested

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a seven-year-old boy was hit by a car.

At approximately 10pm last night (August 11), emergency services were called to reports of a crash involving a car and a pedestrian on Manchester Road, junction with St Stephens Road, Bradford.

The collision involved a Black Toyota Auris Estate.

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The Toyota was travelling along Manchester round, outbound away from Bradford at the time when it has collided with a child, police said.

Manchester Road junction, Bradford

A seven-year-old boy was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary where sadly he later died as a result of his injuries.

Police confirmed that the driver of the Toyota, a 29-year-old man, from Bradford, remained at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team are carrying out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of the collision and are also working to support the families of those involved.

Anyone who witnessed either the collision itself or the movements of the vehicle in the time leading up to it, particularly those with relevant dashcam footage, is asked to contact MCET via 101 quoting reference 13200404278.

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Laura Collins