Boy, 9, Dies Following Collision In Blackburn

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a nine year old boy sadly died following a collision in Blackburn.

    At 10.55pm on Thursday, August 4 a white BMW 4 Series was travelling along Whalley New Road when it was involved in a collision with a nine year old boy who was crossing the road.

    The boy suffered multiple injuries and was taken to hospital where he sadly died.

    The driver of the BMW, a 25 year old man from Blackburn, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody.

    PS David Hurst of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident where a young boy has sadly died and my thoughts very much remain with his family at this time. An investigation is underway and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision to contact us as soon as possible.”


    Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log 1712 of 4th August.

    Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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