Teenage boy, 13, dies after being knocked off micro-scooter as driver, 29, is arrested

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The tragedy happened on Wednesday night (PA)
The tragedy happened on Wednesday night (PA)

A 13-year-old boy has died after he was knocked off his micro-scooter by a car.

The boy was in collision with a BMW and later pronounced dead at Derriford Hospital.

Devon and Cornwall Police said they have arrested the driver of the car following the incident which took place at 8.20pm on Wednesday in the Plympton area of Plymouth.

‘His next of kin have been informed of this incident,’ a police spokesman said.

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‘A 29-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

‘The road was closed while a forensic examination was conducted. Officers specialised in the investigation of road traffic collisions attended the scene from across the force.

‘Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances leading up to the collision.’

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Police have also asked for any witnesses to come forward with any information.

Officers also described the scooter the teenage boy was riding as a ‘micro scooter’, or a non-mechanical one.

They also to Twitter to give information about the crash.

One respondent described the news as ‘very sad’.

The tragedy happened in Plymouth (PA)
The tragedy happened in Plymouth (PA)

Locals also took to Facebook following the tragedy.

One wrote: ‘So so sad such a young life taken so soon . Thoughts are with his family and friends.’

Another wrote that the news was ‘absolutely heartbreaking’.

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