Boy, five, dies after being hit by bin lorry ‘while he was out riding his Spiderman bike’

The family of a five-year-old boy who died after being hit by a bin lorry ‘while he was out riding his Spiderman bike’ have paid tribute to the adorable youngster.

Abdul Ahad Haroon was playing outside his home on West Bromwich Road, Walsall, in the West Midlands, at around 10am on Sunday when the horror crash unfolded.

It is understood that his father, Haroon, was cleaning the family car when his young son was hit, having opened the side gate to let the hose through.

A relative said it was through this gate that Abdul managed to get through to the road where the HGV bin lorry was driving.

He was then hit by the private lorry and soon after was pronounced dead

His heartbroken family have paid tribute to the five-year-old. Abdul’s grandfather, Zubair Ahmed, 64, said: ‘Abdul was a joy – full of energy and happiness.

Abdul Ahad Haroon was playing outside his home on West Bromwich Road, Walsall, in the West Midlands, at around 10am on Sunday when the horror crash unfolded.

‘He had a heart of gold and would light up the room with his cheerful nature.

‘He was a lovely, adorable and energetic boy.

‘All the time he wanted to play. He loved toy cars – they were always broken in five minutes, ‘the Sun reported.

His aunt, Mevish Rashid, 31, said: He was a very happy, loving and carefree boy. He was the light and life of this house. He was cheeky – but in a good way. I’m distraught. ‘

The driver of the lorry was reported to have been ‘inconsolable’ as he cried after the tragic incident.

Abdul was hit by the lorry while on his Spider Man themed bike on West Bromwich Road, Walsall, in the West Midlands (pictured)

Abdul was hit by the lorry while on his Spider Man themed bike on West Bromwich Road, Walsall, in the West Midlands (pictured)

Abdul, who was a reception pupil at Palfrey Primary School, was given CPR by horrified neighbors in the crash on Sunday.

West Midlands Police have said in a statement appealing for information from witnesses: ‘The boy was sadly confirmed dead shortly afterwards and we’ll have specialist officers supporting his family during this devastating time.

‘Our thoughts are with them and his friends.

‘The driver of the lorry remained at the scene and is helping with our inquiries into exactly what happened.

‘We’re keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and has not already spoken to our officers. We’re also asking for you to send us any dash-cam footage.

‘It happened on West Bromwich Road, near the junction with The Broadway, at just before 10am yesterday (17 July).

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 1237 of 17 July.

The road was cordoned off from 10.30am and was kept closed off for most of the day, with people told to avoid the area while specially-trained forensics officers inspected the scene. It has since reopened for motorists.

Experts were seen inspecting the five-year-old’s small orange and blue bike on Sunday afternoon.

The road was cordoned off from 10.30am and was kept closed off for most of the day, with people told to avoid the area while specially-trained forensics officers inspected the scene.  It has since reopened for motorists.  The HGV lorry is pictured

The road was cordoned off from 10.30am and was kept closed off for most of the day, with people told to avoid the area while specially-trained forensics officers inspected the scene. It has since reopened for motorists. The HGV lorry is pictured

Locals who were at the scene following the tragedy told BirminghamLive that they were supporting the boy’s family following the accident.

One said: ‘I heard sirens earlier today. It’s so sad what has happened, that poor boy. ‘

Another said: ‘I’ve heard that a young lad has died. It’s just so very sad. ‘

Only a day before, a woman was arrested after a six-month-old baby boy was killed in a two-car collision.

The incident happened on Cherry Tree Avenue at 6.45pm on Wednesday. The infant was a passenger in a blue Ford Focus which was badly damaged in his incident.

According to Essex Police: ‘A six-month-old boy was taken to hospital but sadly did not survive his injuries. His family are being supported by specialist officers. ‘

Experts were seen inspecting the five-year-old's small orange and blue bike on Sunday afternoon

Experts were seen inspecting the five-year-old’s small orange and blue bike on Sunday afternoon

And tragically on Friday, a three-year-old boy who died after a collision with a tractor on a farm in the Tottington area of ​​Bury has been named as Albie Speakman.

Greater Manchester Police were called by North West Ambulance Service shortly before 12.45pm on Friday 15 Jult after an ambulance had been signaled to stop by a vehicle carrying a seriously injured three-year-old child on Rochdale Old Road.

Officers attended and the boy was tragically pronounced dead by paramedics before he could be taken to hospital.

Albie’s mother Leah described her son as an incredibly loving, affectionate and caring boy who just wanted everyone to be happy.

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