Toddler killed in Norfolk farm pick-up truck accident

A toddler has died after being hit by a pick-up truck at a farm in a Norfolk village.

The boy, who was almost two, was struck by a silver Nissan near Fersfield Road, Kenninghall, on Thursday.

Paramedics attended the accident but the child was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 16:00 GMT.

Authorities are still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. Police have been speaking to a male driver in his 60s.

Start Quote

...this appears to have been a tragic accident”

End Quote Det Insp Andy Coller

A Norfolk Police spokesman said: "Norfolk Constabulary can confirm the toddler was nearly two-years-old but no further information will be released at this stage."

Det Insp Andy Coller said: "Our investigations are continuing with officers working closely with the Health and Safety Executive. However, at this time all indications are that this appears to have been a tragic accident.

"We have a specialist officer lending support to the family at this very difficult time and this will continue."

No arrests have been made.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Norfolk



Min. Night 7 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC


  • An ECG (electrocardiogram)Click Watch

    The wearable technology which could allow you to pay for goods with your heartbeat

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.