Girl, 12, dies after getting off bus and being hit by van

A schoolgirl has died after she was hit by a van as she got off a bus. Lexi McDavid, 12, from Huyton, Merseyside, died in hospital a short while after the incident yesterday (Tuesday). Emergency services had been called to the scene in Princess Drive, Huyton, at around 3.30pm, the Liverpool Echo reports. Lexi had been hit by a white Mercedes van and was taken to Alder Hey Children’s hospital where she later died.

Detective sergeant Andy Roper from Merseyside police 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.” Police said the driver of the van remained at the scene and is continuing to assist police with their enquiries into the incident. Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, or has information about the incident to contact them.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call Merseyside Police’s Matrix Serious Collision Investigation Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email sciu@merseyside.police.uk or contact @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 22000392385.

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