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Heartbroken family looking for answers after son 14 Hit by car on motorway

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A Heartbroken family need your help to find answers after their son aged 14-years old was found unconscious on the hard shoulder of the M67.

Sadly Samuel Berkley died after suffering unsurvivable injuries

The incident happened on the M67 eastbound at junction 3, Hyde, Greater Manchester, during Friday afternoon rush hour.

He sadly died in hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning

His family have described him as a “talented footballer” who had started playing for Hattersley Football Club.

Samuel lived in Denton, Greater Manchester, with his parents and 20-year-old sister, had also recently become an uncle to his 21-year-old brother’s daughter.

Greater Manchester Police released a statement saying “His family said they are completely heartbroken by their loss,”

“Although nothing will ever replace losing Sam they hope everyone remembers him for the fun, outgoing and friendly boy he will always be.”

Officers responded to an emergency call at around 5.25pm on Friday to reports of an unconscious boy on the side of the motorway

Sadly Samuel was found in a critical condition and emergency services attempted to stabilise Samuel before he was rushed to hospital.

Greater Manchester Police believe Samuel was hit by a grey Convertible BMW which was heading eastbound.

Sergeant Lee Westhead, of GMP’s Serious Collision Unit, said: “My thoughts are with the victim’s family who are being looked after by specially trained officers at this difficult time.

“Whilst we work to uncover how this has happened and piece together the moments before the collision, I am asking the public to help in any way that they can.

“If you were in the area at approximately 5.25pm on December 1 and saw a pedestrian on the motorway, or have dashcam images, please get in touch and share this information.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police on 0161 856 4741 or 101, quoting incident number 1482 01/12/17.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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