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10-year-old Daniel Bennett dies in hospital a week after he was involved in collision with car in Bishop's Stortford




A 10-year-old Bishop's Stortford boy has died in hospital – a week after he was involved in a collision with a car while out on his bike.

Daniel Bennett passed away on Sunday (March 29). Police are appealing for witnesses and information.

Daniel was cycling with his father along Obrey Way – which links Thorley Park with the A1184 St James Way – when he was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa at around 2.15pm on Sunday March 22.

10-year-old Daniel Bennett died in hospital on Sunday (March 29), a week after the collision (32672185)
10-year-old Daniel Bennett died in hospital on Sunday (March 29), a week after the collision (32672185)

He was taken by road ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in a critical condition and died yesterday (Sunday). The driver of the Corsa was uninjured.

Daniel lived in Bishop's Stortford. His family have released the following statement:

“Our dearest son Daniel was the most kind-hearted, bright, clever and loving son anyone could ever wish for.

Obrey Way, Bishop's Stortford.Police appeal board at scene of fatal accient. .Pic Vikki Lince. (32724299)
Obrey Way, Bishop's Stortford.Police appeal board at scene of fatal accient. .Pic Vikki Lince. (32724299)

"He was full of life and radiated joy and happiness to all those around him.

"We will miss him dearly, he will live forever in our hearts.”

Sgt James Thorne, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire road policing unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Daniel’s friends and family at this extremely difficult and sad time.

“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances around the incident and ask anyone who saw what happened, or the events leading up to it, to please get in contact with police. We’d particularly like to hear from anyone who may have captured dashcam footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to email james.thorne@cambs.pnn.police.uk or call non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 314 of 22 March.

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in the force communications room via an online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact.


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