Boy dies and second child rushed to hospital after car ploughs into them on school run in Stock as man, 23, arrested | The Sun

A YOUNG boy has died and a second child was injured after a car ploughed into them during the school run.

The youngster, whose age has not been released, was declared dead at the scene in Stock, Essex, this morning.

A second child was taken to hospital after the horror but there is no update on their condition.

Essex Police confirmed a 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

The force said a vehicle "collided" with the two children at around 8.20am.

A cordon is now in place on Stock Road between School Lane and Honeypot Lane.

Detective Inspector Mark Fraser, of our serious collision investigation unit, said: "This is quite clearly an incredibly tragic incident which will be felt by many people across the area, not least the families of the two young victims.

“Our role is to establish the circumstances which led up to this incident, which we will do meticulously and I would ask people not to speculate, whether in person or online.

“I would also like to thank everyone who has already come forward to speak to us and would urge anyone who has information and not yet spoken to us to please come forward.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident 218 of 3 November.

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