Schoolgirl, 12, dies after being hit by Mercedes van when she gets off bus


Schoolgirl, 12, dies after being hit by Mercedes van when she gets off bus as police ask for witnesses with dashcam footage

  • Lexi McDavid, 12, was seriously injured in the collision in Huyton, near Liverpool
  • The schoolgirl was hit by the white Mercedes van at around 3.30pm, yesterday
  • She was rushed to hospital but sadly died from her injuries later in the evening 
  • Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward

A schoolgirl has died after being hit by a Mercedes van as she got off a bus, with police appealing for witnesses to come forward. 

Lexi McDavid, from Huyton, near Liverpool, was seriously injured in the impact with the white van yesterday afternoon.

The 12-year-old was rushed to Alder Hay Children’s Hospital where she tragically died later that night.

The driver of the van remained at the scene of the incident, which took place in Princess Drive in the town at around 3.30pm, and is helping police with their enquiries.

Merseyside Police is appealing for anyone who saw what happened or has any dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.

Lexi McDavid, pictured, was hit by a white Mercedes van when getting off a bus in Huyton, near Liverpool, yesterday afternoon

Lexi McDavid, pictured, was hit by a white Mercedes van when getting off a bus in Huyton, near Liverpool, yesterday afternoon

The 12-year-old was seriously injured in the collision and tragically died later that day in hospital

The 12-year-old was seriously injured in the collision and tragically died later that day in hospital

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which took place in Princess Road in the town (pictured), to come forward

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which took place in Princess Road in the town (pictured), to come forward

Floral and written tributes have been left at the scene of the crash, with mourners described her as a ‘beautiful angel’, the Liverpool Echo reports.

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.’

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call our Matrix Serious Collision Investigation Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email [email protected] or contact @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 22000392385.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information 

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