Boy, 5, dies after colliding with van while cycling in Surrey

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A five-year-old boy has died after a collision with a van while cycling in Knaphill, Surrey.

The child, who was from the local area, suffered “serious injuries” in the collision on Tuesday afternoon, police said, and was pronounced dead in hospital.

The incident is believed to have happened near the junction of Limecroft Road, Chobham Road and High Street in Knaphill.

An air ambulance also attended.

Phil Stubbs, who lives in the town, told Get Surrey he saw the helicopter land at the nearby Sussex Road recreation ground and said there were “about 10 police cars” and “two or three ambulances” at the scene.

Surrey Police said in a statement: “Officers were called to Limecroft Road at 4.10pm after a collision between a five-year-old boy on a bicycle and a van, which stopped at the scene.

“An investigation into the incident is ongoing and no arrests have been made. The road was closed while officers carried out on-scene investigations but has since reopened.

Surrey Police are appealing for anyone with any information about what happened, including dashcam footage from the road to get in touch immediately on 101 and quote the reference number PR/P19068580 or online via https://www.surrey.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

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