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Schoolboy dies after being hit by minibus in Vale Road near Northfleet Technology College

A young boy has died after being hit by a minibus in Northfleet.

The accident happened in Vale Road this morning, close to Northfleet Technology College.

The road was cordoned off in Northfleet
The road was cordoned off in Northfleet

The boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries but Northfleet Technology College has since sent a letter to parents informing them of his death.

The letter from head teacher Jane Partridge said: "I'm sorry to inform you that one of our community died this morning after being hit by a vehicle on his way to school.

"The incident is currently under investigation by the police so we are unable to comment further.

"A number of our students witnessed the incident, and the following events, and are understandably extremely distressed.

"The school will be providing support if it is required for these students."

Northfleet Technology College. Picture: Google
Northfleet Technology College. Picture: Google

Officers and ambulance crews, including the air ambulance, attended the scene at 8.25am today.

The area was cordoned off by police while paramedics treated the youngster at the scene.

Vale Road was partially blocked in both directions at the crossroads with Colyer Road and Park Road.

In a statement issued this afternoon, police said: "Officers are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving a pedestrian in Northfleet.

"Kent Police was called at around 8.25am on Wednesday, February 2, to a collision in Vale Road, involving a white Mercedes Sprinter minibus. It took place close to the junction with Colyer Road and Park Avenue.

"Police and ambulance crews attended and a boy, of secondary school age, was taken to hospital, where he later died. The child’s next of kin have been made aware.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw either the child or vehicle in the moments leading up to it, is urged to contact police on 01622 798538 quoting reference 02-0167.

"Drivers are also asked to check dashcams for any footage which may assist the investigation."

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