Boy, 11, dies after being knocked off his bike by a bus in Bolton
30th December 2022

Boy, 11, dies after being knocked off his bike by a bus in Bolton

  • The boy was riding a bike along Vernon Street in Bolton at 1.40pm today 
  • Police were called to the scene where the 11-year-old boy had sadly died 
  • Officers have spoken to the bus driver and no arrests have been made 
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Manchester Police  

An 11-year-boy has died after he was knocked off by his bicycle by a bus in Bolton. 

The youngster was riding on Vernon Street at 1.40pm today when the incident happened. 

According to Greater Manchester Police: ‘No arrests have been made at this time and the driver of the bus is assisting officers with their enquiries.

‘A scene remains in place at Vernon Street and Prince Street whilst officers carry out their investigation.’ 

An 11-year-old boy was killed after he was involved in a collision with a bus on Vernon Street, Bolton at 1.40pm today

Greater Manchester Police have closed the road while specialist officers examine the scene in an effort to determine what happened

Officers are asking for witnesses, including passengers on the bus to come forward and pass on any information they may have on the collision. 

They are especially anxious to talk to anyone who has dashcam or CCTV footage of the incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 4741 or 0161 856 8802. 

It is also possible to file a report via Greater Manchester Police’s website, or through the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.  

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