Three-year-old boy dies after collision with tractor at Bury farm | UK News


A three-year-old boy has died after colliding with a tractor on a farm in Bury.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called shortly before 12.45pm on Saturday after people in a vehicle carrying a seriously injured child signaled an ambulance.

Police were rushed to the scene, but the boy died before he could be taken to hospital.

He had suffered serious injuries after a collision with a tractor on farmland off Bentley Hall Road in the Tottington area of ​​Bury, the force said. The tractor driver, who reportedly knows the child, was assisting the police in their investigations.

GMP and the Health and Safety Executive investigated the incident. A police cordon had been in place for several hours but was lifted later on Saturday. Specialized officers supported the boy’s family.

Ch Insp Ian Partington of GMP’s Bury District said earlier: ‘This is a heartbreaking incident which has seen a young boy tragically lose his life and my thoughts are with his family and loved ones who will be completely devastated by today’s events.

“Although his family signaled an ambulance while getting him to hospital as fast as they could, the boy unfortunately could not be saved after the best efforts of paramedics; I can’t imagine how distressing this was for those involved.

“We are working to ensure a full investigation is carried out, and the farmland where we understand this incident occurred remains cordoned off to allow our investigators and HSE partners to carry out thorough investigations to establish exactly what happened. passed here.”


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