Man hit by lorry dies as officers search for his family
A man has died after being hit by a HGV lorry in Liverpool city centre. Merseyside Police confirmed the news this morning that the man died at the scene. An appeal was made for anyone who knew the man to come forward so that they can identify him and notify his next of kin.
:Brave shopkeeper fights off knifeman and refuses to open till Around 2pm yesterday, emergency services including fire crews raced to Renshaw Street, between Brownlow Hill and Newington Street, after reports a pedestrian had been hit by a HGV lorry. The surrounding roads were quickly cordoned off by police as witnesses reported seeing the underneath of the lorry screened off from public view as paramedics attended.
As well as road closures, nearby bars and restaurants – as well as businesses contained in the Lewis’ building – had to close following the accident. A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm an investigation is ongoing following a fatal collision in Liverpool city centre yesterday afternoon (Sunday 20 June). “Just before 2.10pm, officers were called to Renshaw Street, between Brownlow Hill and Newington Street, to reports of a collision involving a HGV and a pedestrian.
“The male pedestrian was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what’s on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here “Enquiries are continuing to formally identify him and notify his next of kin.
“The driver of the HGV, a 31-year-old man, stopped at the scene and is assisting with enquiries.” Anyone who knew the pedestrian, witnessed the collision, or has any CCTV or dashcam footage, is asked to contact @MerPolCC, the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747, 101 quoting reference 21000431288 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
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