Boy, 11, dies after being hit by cars while trying to cross busy dual carriageway

AN 11-year-old boy has died after he was hit by two cars on the A27 Southampton Road in Titchfield, Hants.

He was trying to cross the busy 40mph dual carriageway yesterday afternoon when he was involved in the collision with a Vauxhall Mokka and a Volkswagen Golf.

Emergency services raced to the scene, but the lad was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police and specialist officers are now providing support to his family.

Cops are appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information about the collision on the road that is now being branded dangerous by residents.

The public paid tribute to the boy on social media, with one Facebook user claiming an overhead crossing had once been planned for the road, but it never happened.

Laura Ellen Ormston said: “That road, especially at the point of impact is horrendous.

“I cross it daily and don’t feel the crossing points are adequate at all for how substantial the road is.

“There was talk of putting an overhead crossing in years ago, which many backed but it sadly never came to light.

“Deeply saddened for the families, drivers, first on scene and emergency services that did everything possible to save him. An absolute tragedy.”


A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said last night said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision in Titchfield in which an 11-year-old boy died.

“We were called at 4.26pm today (Monday 3 June) to a report of a collision involving a pedestrian on Southampton Road.

“The boy was crossing the road when he was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Mokka and a VW Golf.

“He was taken to hospital but was later pronounced dead.

“Specialist officers are providing support to the boy’s family.

“No other injuries were reported.

“An investigation is underway to establish the exact circumstances of what took place.”

Hampshire County Council invested £10million to improve a section of the A27 in Southampton and the ongoing works started in 2016.

The plans included retaining the speed limit, retaining and modifying the existing signal controlled crossing, and upgrading the existing single carriageway sections of the road to provide two lanes in each direction.