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Mother’s heartbreaking tribute to three-year-old son who died after being run over by a lorry

The mother of a three-year-old boy knocked down and killed after being hit by a Sainsbury’s lorry has paid an emotional tribute.

The child, named locally as Jaiden, was on a red and blue balance bike going over a pedestrian crossing in Wareham, Dorset, with his family when he was struck by the lorry.

Jaiden’s mother, Yasmin Dougan, has now posted a heartfelt tribute to her son on Facebook.

She said: ‘Happy birthday my precious little man your 4 today I hope you get all the presents you want in heaven and I’m sure great nanny will make you a birthday cake.

The mother of a three-year-old boy knocked down and killed after being hit by a Sainsbury’s lorry has paid an emotional tribute

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

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 

‘I love you so much baby boy and I miss you. I hope you have a lovely day up there and your spoilt xx’

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

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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