Police launch investigation after four-year-old boy is run over and killed by car

Police have launched an investigation following the death of a four-year-old boy who was hit by a car on Bank Holiday Monday. Emergency services rushed to George Road, in Erdington, Birmingham after the youngster was struck by the vehicle at around 6pm yesterday (29/5). Paramedics treated the boy at the scene on the residential street and he was taken to hospital where he tragically died from his injuries. West Midlands Police said a specialist team including a family liaison officer were now supporting the boy's devastated family. The force said the driver of the car stopped at the scene and is helping with enquiries but urged any witnesses to get in touch. Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a tragedy and our thoughts are with the family of this little boy. "We have a family liaison officer supporting the family as they try to come to terms with what happened. “We are in the early stages of our investigation and we are appealing for witnesses or for anyone with dashcam footage to please contact us. "The driver is helping us with our enquiries.” A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “Two ambulances, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and the Midland Air Ambulance from Tatenhill were sent to the junction of Boulton Walk and George Road yesterday following a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian. "We received a call at 6.04pm and upon arrival found the pedestrian who was a child. "He was assessed by ambulance staff and had sustained life threatening injuries. "He received advanced life support at the scene which continued en route to Birmingham Childrens Hospital where he was conveyed by land ambulance under blue light conditions where a medical team was on standby.” Anyone with information is urged to contact Live Chat via the police's website or by calling 101 quoting log number 3290 of May 29. Alternatively, email the team direct at