Schoolboy, 12, dies after collision with car

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A 12-YEAR-OLD schoolboy has died after a collision on the A64 yesterday.

Alex Bradley, a student at Norton College, near Malton, , was killed after being hit by two vehicles around 7.45am close to Stones Garage, near West Heslerton.

He was taken to Scarborough Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police believe the boy, who was a pupil at Norton College, was in collision with a grey Renault Scenic, travelling towards Scarborough, and was thrown into the path of a white Transit van going in the opposite direction, as he walked to catch a bus to school.

The A64 was closed in both directions between Sherburn and the Yedingham turn-off for a number of hours as forensic teams investigated the scene.

Phil Loftus, headteacher of Norton College, said the whole school community was devastated.

He said: “We are mourning the loss of someone who was so young and full of life. He was a very popular pupil and we are devastated to hear such tragic news.

“The College wishes to convey its deepest sympathies to his family.”

Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident and revealed they are keen to speak to two motorists who may have seen the collision.

Traffic Sergeant John Clayton, of the force’s Roads Policing Group, said: “I am urging anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision to come forward.

“In particular I need to speak to the drivers of two vehicles which passed through the scene a few moments after it occurred.

“I ask them to contact me as soon as possible.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact TS Clayton on 0845 60 60 247.