Boy Dies In Sainsbury's Lorry Crash In Wareham

30 March 2018, 11:20

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A driver, arrested after the death of a 3-year-old boy in Wareham, has been released under investigation.

He was knocked over as he crossed North Street with his family on Thursday morning (29 March).

The boy sustained very serious injuries and was taken to Dorset County Hospital for treatment. He was pronounced dead a short time later. The coroner has been notified.

A 43-year-old man from Basingstoke was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and has been released under investigation as police enquiries continue.

Inspector Matt Butler, of the traffic unit, said: 

"The family are continuing to be supported by specially-trained officers and have requested privacy at this very traumatic time.

"We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision and are still appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the manner of driving of the lorry immediately before to please come forward.

"I am also keen to hear from any motorists who were travelling along North Street at the relevant time and have dashcam fitted in their vehicles."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 29:65. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.