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Boy Hit by Police Car 'Was Already Dead'

Boy Hit by Police Car 'Was Already Dead'

Scott had been attending a family wedding at the nearby Europa Hotel

BBC News via YellowBrix

July 20, 2010

SUSSEX, UK – A police watchdog has concluded it was likely a schoolboy had already died when he was struck by a police car after he wandered onto a motorway.

Scott Turner, 15, of Burgess Hill, was hit by a number of vehicles on the M23 in West Sussex in the early hours of Sunday.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has concluded its assessment of the crash, near Crawley.

The case was referred to the IPCC because of police car involvement.

Mike Franklin, IPCC Commissioner for the south east, said: "We have looked specifically at whether the police car involved in the collision could have played any part in Scott’s death.

“Having examined the various timings involved and looked at the information provided by experts who went to the scene, it appears that Scott had already died by the time the police car became involved.”

The IPCC said inquiries found that Scott’s mother called police to report him missing at 0146 BST.

Three minutes later, police received calls from two motorists saying they had hit a pedestrian.

An ambulance and an unmarked police car subsequently reported possible collisions.

Scott, a pupil at Downlands Community School in Hassocks, had been attending a family wedding at the nearby Europa Hotel before the incident.


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  • Car6_max50

    Ahi

    over 3 years ago

    1990 Comments

    sad, R.I.P., prayers to family and friends...

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    Shamrock61

    almost 4 years ago

    314 Comments

    there is a lot being said about this incident.......why was he wandering around? was alcohol consumed by the deceased prior to being struck by multiple vehicles? Was the police unit responding to the call or was it just driving by? A lot of unanxwered questions here folks.

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    philfroggy

    almost 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    Rest in peace

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    maverick823

    almost 4 years ago

    766 Comments

    so sad for all concerned

  • Mardi_gras_cat_max50

    DonnaLynn

    almost 4 years ago

    10492 Comments

    RIP. Odd how it's written.

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    LAWMANTUKES

    almost 4 years ago

    6948 Comments

    This is absolutely "Horrific...!!" My heart goes out to all involved.... R.I.P. son...May God have mercy on your young soul...Amen'

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    AKangel

    almost 4 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Rest in peace young man, God hold and keep you

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Dallascrane already posted the thought I intended to; this is a total tragedy any way you view it. Too sad...

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    dominicano_soy

    almost 4 years ago

    848 Comments

    Very sad story, RIP

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Rest In Peace Kid...

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    David4946

    almost 4 years ago

    1326 Comments

    Wow Rest In Peace Son

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    TellerDep

    almost 4 years ago

    2812 Comments

    So sad,RIP Scott.

  • Sparkle_girl_max50

    Katz

    almost 4 years ago

    8262 Comments

    Very sad. Prayers to his family and friends.

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    Essen07

    almost 4 years ago

    44 Comments

    To young, RIP

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    AZmeangreen

    almost 4 years ago

    2338 Comments

    Very sad indeed. Let us remember though that they may be no "P.O.S" to put away. This could be a tragic accident from something as simple as a person crossing a street at the wrong time...

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