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Boy is killed after being hit by Sainsbury’s lorry as he crossed road

A three-year-old boy who was riding a bike was today killed after he was hit by a Sainsbury’s lorry as he crossed the road with his family. 

The boy was at a pedestrian crossing in Wareham, Dorset, when he was struck by the white articulated lorry and sustained serious injuries.

A child’s red and blue balance bike could be seen in the middle of the road close to the Sainsbury’s store in the market town.

He was rushed to the Dorset County Hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead a short time later. The Dorset coroner has been notified. 

The driver, a 43-year-old man from Basingstoke, Hampshire, was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and is assisting officers with their enquiries. 

Police rushed to the scene in Wareham and a boy’s bike could be seen in the middle of the road 

A child's red and blue balance bike could be seen in the middle of the road close to the Sainsbury's store in the market town

A child’s red and blue balance bike could be seen in the middle of the road close to the Sainsbury’s store in the market town

Police officers cordoned off the road after a three-year-old boy was struck by a lorry in Wareham, Dorset 

Police officers cordoned off the road after a three-year-old boy was struck by a lorry in Wareham, Dorset 

The collision happened at 8.43am this morning and police have closed off North Street while collision investigators continue examine the scene.

Inspector Matt Butler, of Dorset traffic police, said: ‘Very sadly I can confirm that a three-year-old boy has died today following a collision.

‘Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very traumatic time.

‘A full investigation is underway into the circumstances of the collision and I would ask 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.’

Mike Coupe, Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury’s, said: ‘This is an absolute tragedy and we will do everything we can to support the family.’ 

The collision happened at 8.43am this morning and police have closed off North Street while collision investigators continue examine the scene

The collision happened at 8.43am this morning and police have closed off North Street while collision investigators continue examine the scene

The boy was hit by the lorry near the Sainsbury's store in the market town of Wareham, Dorset (pictured)

The boy was hit by the lorry near the Sainsbury’s store in the market town of Wareham, Dorset (pictured)

The collision happened at 8.43am this morning and police have closed off North Street (pictured) 

The collision happened at 8.43am this morning and police have closed off North Street (pictured) 

The boy was crossing the road in Wareham (pictured) with his parents when he was struck by the lorry 

The boy was crossing the road in Wareham (pictured) with his parents when he was struck by the lorry 

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