An 11-year-old boy has died after he was hit by two cars while crossing a busy dual carriageway.
Emergency services rushed to the scene yesterday afternoon, after the boy was hit by a Vauxhall Mokka and a Volkswagen Golf.
The child was later pronounced dead in hospital.
The incident happened on a 40mph road in Titchfield, Hampshire, which has been criticised by locals for being dangerous to cross.
A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision in Titchfield in which an 11-year-old boy died.
“We were called at 4.26pm (June 3) to a report of a collision involving a pedestrian on Southampton Road.
“The boy was crossing the road when he was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Mokka and a VW Golf.
“He was taken to hospital but was later pronounced dead.
“Specialist officers are providing support to the boy’s family.
“No other injuries were reported.
“An investigation is underway to establish the exact circumstances of what took place.”
The public has paid tribute to the young boy on social media, with one Facebook user claiming an overhead crossing had once been planned for the road, but it never happened.
Laura Ellen Ormston said: “That road, especially at the point of impact is horrendous.
“I cross it daily and don’t feel the crossing points are adequate at all for how substantial the road is.
“There was talk of putting an overhead crossing in years ago, which many backed but it sadly never came to light.
“Deeply saddened for the families, drivers, first on scene and emergency services that did everything possible to save him. An absolute tragedy.”