A young child has died after a tragic car crash in a Staffordshire town. Officers from Staffordshire Police attended the scene in Blurton around 6pm on Friday April 1.
They have now reported that a five-year-old girl died in the incident, which involved a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian. Paramedics treated her at the scene, but she was pronounced dead.
The little girl’s family has been informed of the tragedy. A 63-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is in police custody.
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Paramedics found the child in cardiac arrest. His family is currently being cared for by specially trained police officers, reports StokeonTrentLive.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 5.52pm on Friday (April 1) to Waterside Drive, Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent, to reports of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
“Officers attended the scene and a five-year-old girl was found in cardiac arrest following a collision involving a gray Volkswagen Touran. Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead by paramedics shortly thereafter. relatives have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers during this difficult time.
“A 63-year-old man from the Stoke-on-Trent area has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody while investigations continue.”
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