A police vehicle, attending an emergency call, has been involved in a collision with a child who was crossing the road just before 8:30pm.
The incident happened last night (May 25) on Owen Road, Lancaster.
The child has been taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where his condition is described as critical. Our thoughts are with the child’s loved ones at this time.
An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances that led to the collision. We have voluntarily referred this matter to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), as is standard with an incident of this nature.
Anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage that may assist our investigation is asked to contact us on 101 quoting log 1388 of May 25.
A road closure is in place and will remain in place for some time.