Boy, 12, dies after his electric scooter and bus collide in horror crash | The Sun

A SCHOOLBOY, 12, has died after his electric scooter and a bus collided in a horror crash.

Cops and ambulances were scrambled to the scene on Belchers Lane, Birmingham, just before 8am this morning.

Officers attending to the scene closed off the busy road during rush hour.

The boy sustained life-threatening injuries and was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

West Midlands Police said: "A boy has sadly died after a collision involving a bus in Birmingham today.

"The 12-year-old is believed to have been riding an e-scooter when he collided with a bus on Bordesley Green, near to the junction with Belchers Lane, just before 8am."

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The statement added: "He was sadly confirmed dead at the scene. The road remains closed this afternoon while our investigators work to establish what happened.

"The youngster's family has been told, and are being supported by specially trained officers."

Det Sgt Paul Hughes, of our serious collision investigation unit, said: "This is an awful tragedy for the young boy's family and friends, and our thoughts are with them at this time.

"We've spoken to a number of witnesses, but still want to hear from any of the passengers on the bus who we've not yet spoken to, or from people who may have captured what happened on dashcam.

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"If people do have footage, we'd ask them not to share it on social media but to send it to us so that we can help establish exactly what happened."

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance said it sent two ambulances and two paramedic officers to the scene.

They added: “On arrival crews discovered the rider of the scooter, a teenage boy.

“He had sustained life threatening injuries and was in a critical condition.

“Unfortunately, it became clear that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.

“Nobody from the bus required treatment.”

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