11-year-old hit by police car in England and seriously injured

Boy taken to hospital in critical condition. Just days after a chase that ended fatally for two teenagers.

Just days after two teenagers died in a police chase in the UK, an 11-year-old boy was hit by a police van and seriously injured.

The incident took place in the northwest English city of Lancaster on Thursday evening, the PA news agency reported. The boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

investigation of the incident

The independent police supervisory authority IOPC (Office for Police Conduct) announced an investigation into the incident. The police vehicle was on the road with blue lights and sirens at the time of the accident, the IOPC statement said.

Riots and attacks on police

It was only on Monday evening that two 15- and 16-year-old boys had a fatal accident on an e-bike after a police chase. After the accident there were riots and attacks on the police.

Officials initially denied that the youths were being followed by a police car when they crashed. However, after images from a surveillance camera suggested the opposite, a police spokeswoman revised the representation.

This accident is also to be investigated by the IOPC. Nine people were temporarily arrested as a result of the riots.

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