Boy, 15, riding an electric bike dies after smashing into a parked ambulance after being followed by police Emergency services were sent to Langworthy Road in Salford this afternoon Traffic officers had been attempting to follow the boy since 2pm By Eleanor Dye Published: 20:25, 8 June 2023 | Updated: 21:30, 8 June 2023 e-mail 40 shares 47 View comments A 15-year-old boy has died after crashing an electric bike into a parked ambulance – having earlier been followed by police. The teenager was rushed to hospital after emergency services attended the scene in Langworthy Road, Salford, this afternoon, but died a short time later. Traffic officers began following the boy at around 2pm along Fitzwarren Street onto Lower Seedley Road, police said.
But they were prevented from following him further by a series of bollards. A collision occurred between the e-bike and the ambulance ‘a short time later’. The boy was taken to hospital but passed away.
Greater Manchester Police has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which is now leading the investigation into the fatal collision. A 15-year-old boy riding an electric bike in Manchester has died having smashed into a parked ambulance after being followed by police A huge emergency services response was launched following the incident on Langworthy Road, Salford, this afternoon An ambulance with a shattered windscreen was pictured within a police cordon erected around the scene of the incident this afternoon. Floral tributes have also been laid near the scene this evening as officers continue to investigate the crash.
A police spokesman said: ‘At around 2pm today, GMP traffic officers began following a boy riding an e-bike along Fitzwarren Street in Salford, onto Lower Seedley Road. Bollards prevented the police vehicle from continuing to follow the e-bike. ‘A short time later a road traffic collision occurred between the e-bike and an ambulance on Langworthy Road.
The 15-year-old boy riding the e-bike sadly died. ‘In line with normal proceedings, the incident has been referred to IOPC who are now leading the investigation. ‘A cordon remains in place on Langworthy Road.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy who tragically died. ‘ Floral tributes have been left near a police cordon that has been erected around the scene of the crash The IOPC are investigating the incident and a cordon remains in place on Langworthy Road Traffic officers had been attempting to follow the boy since 2pm but had been prevented from doing so by bollards The incident has been referred to the IOPC, the police watchdog, which is now leading the probe An IOPC spokesperson added: ‘We are independently investigating the circumstances of a serious collision involving an e-bike and an ambulance in Salford on Thursday. ‘The rider of the bike, a 15-year-old boy, was taken to hospital where he sadly died.
Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones, as well as all those affected by this tragedy. ‘We were notified by Greater Manchester Police due to the fact a police vehicle had been following the e-bike shortly before the collision. ‘We have sent investigators to the scene of the collision, at the junction of Langworthy Road and Lower Seedley Road, as well as to the police post-incident procedures, to begin gathering evidence.
‘Our investigation is at a very early stage and we will provide further details once we are in a position to do so. ‘ It comes after 15-year-old Harvey Evans and 16-year-old Kyrees Sullivan were killed in an e-bike collision after being followed by a police van in Cardiff last month. Their deaths sparked riots in the deprived council estate as police initially dismissed claims the boys were being chased by officers.
The families of the boys described them as ‘best friends since they were young’ and revealed their deaths had left their hearts ‘truly broken’. Share or comment on this article: Boy, 15, riding an electric bike dies after smashing into a parked ambulance e-mail 40 shares Add comment Comments 47 Share what you think Newest Oldest Best rated Worst rated View all The comments below have been moderated in advance. View all The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
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