Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision - Stoke Hammond bypass

Sat 21 Mar, 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road collision on the Stoke Hammond bypass in Buckinghamshire yesterday (Friday 20 March).

At 2.17pm, near the junction with the B4032 Leighton Road, a silver Toyota RAV 4 was involved in a collision with a blue DAF lorry. The collision occurred on the southbound dual carriageway. 

Firefighters from Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire were among the emergency services at the scene, along with police officers, the ambulance service and the air ambulance.

Sadly, a seven-year-old boy, who was a pssenger in the car, died at the scene. Three people were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where they were treated for serious injuries.

A 33-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail while the investigation continues. The road was closed for a number of hours while collision investigation work was undertaken. 

Investigating officer PC Sandra Terry from Bicester Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is a very sad case where a young boy has lost his life. We are in the process of investigating the circumstances which led to these tragic consequences and so would urge anyone who was in the area before this time and saw the incident itself or who had seen either vehicle prior to the collision to please contact us as a matter of urgency.”

If you have any information, please contact PC Terry on the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre number, 101.