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Daniel aged 10 tragically dies after playing out on his bike

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Daniel aged 10 was playing on his bike sadly he has tragically died following a road traffic collision.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward following the collision in Bishop’s Stortford.

Police say the incident happened on Obrey Way at around 2.15pm on Sunday 22 March.
The boy was cycling along the road when he was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition at the time of the incident Hertfordshire police said: “The cyclist, a boy aged 10, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

“The road remained closed for several hours while police investigations were carried out at the scene.”

With the East of England Ambulance Service sending an ambulance two rapid response vehicles and the East Anglian Air Ambulance to the scene.

Daniel was rushed to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries. Sadly on Sunday 29th March Daniel tragically died.

Police confirmed that the driver of the Corsa was left uninjured.

Police are now able to confirm that the boy who passed away was Daniel Bennett, who lived in the town.

His family have released the following statement: “Our dearest son Daniel was the most kind hearted, bright, clever and loving son anyone could ever wish for. He was full of life and radiated joy and happiness to all those around him. We will miss him dearly, he will live forever in our hearts.”

They have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time and do not wish to be approached by the media.

Sergeant James Thorne, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts remain with Daniel’s friends and family at this extremely difficult and sad time.

“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances around the incident and ask anyone who saw what happened, or the events leading up to it, to please get in contact with police. We’d particularly like to hear from anyone who may have captured dash cam footage.”

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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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