·News Editor, Yahoo News UK
Wed, 8 June 2022, 1:48 pm
A schoolgirl has tragically died after she was hit by a van moments after getting off a bus.
Lexi McDavid died after being hit by a white Mercedes van on Princess Drive in Huyton, Merseyside, on Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the scene, at around 3.30pm, and Lexi was rushed to Alder Hey Children’s hospital where she died a short time later.
Police have confirmed that the driver of the van remained at the scene and is continuing to assist police with enquiries into the incident. They are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, or has information about the incident to contact them.
Detective Sergeant Andy Roper, from Merseyside Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “Our thoughts and condolences this morning are very much with the family of Lexi, who has lost her life at a tragically young age, and they are receiving the support of specialist officers.
“An investigation is ongoing and we’d ask that anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on dashcam or other devices and has yet to come forward does so as soon as possible. Your information could be vital to our investigation.
“Whether you come to us directly or anonymously, through Crimestoppers, all information will be acted upon.”