Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Boy, 11, dies in Titchfield after being hit by two cars

A27 Southampton Road
Image caption Flowers have been laid at the scene near the school

An 11-year-old boy died when he was hit by two cars on a dual carriageway.

The crash, involving a Vauxhall Mokka and a VW Golf, happened as he crossed the A27 Southampton Road, Titchfield in Hampshire at about 16:30 BST on Monday.

The boy was taken to hospital where he later died. Police said they were working to establish the exact circumstances of what happened.

The crash happened near Titchfield Primary School where the boy was a former pupil.

Image caption Police said the boy was crossing the A27 Southampton Road in Titchfield

In a letter sent to parents, head teacher Michelle Stephens said: "As many of you are now aware, the casualty was an ex-pupil... and was known to staff, some of the children and many of you.

"This is a tragic accident and we are devastated for the family. All of our condolences are with them."

The school said its first aiders provided immediate help.

Mrs Stephens added: "I am grateful to the police officers in attendance who praised their efforts."

She said the school was doing "all we can to support our pupils with any worry or upset they may experience".

Specialist officers are supporting the boy's family.

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