Toddler dies in car park collision at Ibis Hotel in Salford

Greg Heffer, News Reporter
Armed police attended because they were closest to the scene. Pic: @jmagudom

A 17-month-old boy has died following a collision with a vehicle in a hotel car park in Greater Manchester.

Police were called to the Ibis Hotel on Trafford Road in Salford Quays just after 9pm on Thursday.

The child was hit by a Toyota Rav4 SUV in the hotel's rear car park, which connects to a Marriott hotel next door.

Police Sergeant Brian Orr of the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "This was a heartbreaking incident involving a young boy which has understandably left his family distraught and the thoughts of everyone in the SCIU are with them at this terrible time.

The boy was hit in the hotel's rear car park. Pic: @jmagudom

"At the moment this appears to have been a truly tragic accident and not a suspicious incident; however we have launched an investigation to establish a full understanding of exactly what happened.

Armed officers were the first to attend the incident, but only because they were the closest to the scene.

Forensic officers have been investigating the collision, but both hotels remain open.

Detectives have asked anyone with information about the collision to call Greater Manchester Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.