Boy, 15, fighting for life after being hit by police car on a 999 call

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy is battling for his life after he was hit by a police car dashing to a 999 call last night.

The youngster was critically hurt when he was involved in a crash with the marked car, which was responding to reports of a 'domestic incident'.

The crash happened at around 9.30pm last night in Stockport.

Cops stopped at the scene and administered first aid until an ambulance arrived.

The boy was taken to hospital with a 'serious head injury'.

Police say he is in a life-threatening condition.

An investigation has been launched and the incident has been referred to both Greater Manchester Police's internal watchdog and the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Last night, officers could be seen examining torn items of clothing in the middle of the road.

The police car could be seen on a pavement near a tree.

A spokesperson for the force told the MEN: "At around 9.30pm on Saturday, December 26, officers were responding to a domestic disturbance incident when they were involved in a collision with a pedestrian on Garners Lane in Stockport.

"Police stopped and administered trauma care to a 15-year-old boy until the ambulance arrived.

"The boy has since been taken to hospital with a serious head injury where he remains in a critical condition.

"An investigation is under way.

"This incident has been referred to GMP’s Professional Standards Branch, and the Independent Office for Police Conduct in line with normal procedure.

"Anyone with any information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 2808 of 26/12/2020.

"Alternatively, reports can be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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