Young boy killed in Wakefield driveway accident

A young boy has been run over and killed on the driveway of a house in Wakefield.

West Yorkshire Police said the “tragic incident” happened outside the property in Lingwell Nook Lane, Lofthouse at about 14:15 GMT on Wednesday.

A force spokesperson said an investigation was under way. The boy’s age has not been revealed.

People living nearby described hearing the emergency services arrive and spoke of their shock.

Ian Fryer said: “I heard the helicopter landing at about 2pm and then the next minute loads of police arriving, ambulances and I just stood out in the street for a little while with the neighbours looking at what had happened.”

Ian Whitworth told BBC Radio Leeds: “I’m completely devastated, complete shocked.

“It’s a small road and although we don’t know each other intimately we know each other well enough to say ‘hi’.

“I can’t imagine how awful it must be and I feel terrible for the family.”

Source: BBC