BREAKING NEWS: Boy, 11, injured in St Leonards collision dies

The scene of the collision. Picture by Dan Jessup
The scene of the collision. Picture by Dan Jessup

An 11-year-old boy who was seriously injured following a collision with a car last month has sadly died today (Friday, November 4).

The youngster was waiting to cross the road when the incident happened in Bexhill Road, St Leonards, on Saturday, October 22 at around 1pm.

Sussex Police said a silver Renault Espace travelling westbound collided with a central crossing bollard close to the junction with Bulverhythe Road.

The vehicle collided with Harley, who was taken by air ambulance to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, north London.

As a result of the collision, the A259 was closed to motorists for several hours.

A 69-year-old man from St Leonards has since been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drugs.

Police said he has been bailed until Wednesday, December 21 pending further enquiries.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Sadly, the 11-year-old boy who was seriously injured following a collision with a car in Bulverhythe on Saturday, October 22 has died.”

Police have not yet released the identity at of the boy.

Sergeant Stacey Ellott, investigating officer, is appealing for people who may have witnessed Saturday’s collision or may have seen the vehicle or the pedestrian in the lead-up to the incident.

Any witnesses who saw anything should call Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Neutral or alternatively they can email email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

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