Police appeal following teen’s car crash death

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Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy died after crashing into a tree in Burnley on Thursday night.

At around 9-40pm, the boy was driving a BMW 318SE along Ridge Avenue when he tried to overtake another vehicle and lost control, causing the car to collide with a tree.

Tributes left at the scene where a 16-year-old boy has died after the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree. The teenager was driving a blue BMW 318 SE in Burnley, Lancashire, when he tried to overtake another vehicle and lost control, police said. He suffered multiple injuries in the crash in Ridge Avenue at about 9.40pm on Thursday and died later at the Royal Blackburn hospital. 8 April 2016.

Tributes left at the scene where a 16-year-old boy has died after the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree. The teenager was driving a blue BMW 318 SE in Burnley, Lancashire, when he tried to overtake another vehicle and lost control, police said. He suffered multiple injuries in the crash in Ridge Avenue at about 9.40pm on Thursday and died later at the Royal Blackburn hospital. 8 April 2016.

The boy, believed to be from the Nelson area, suffered multiple injuries and was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he sadly died.

A floral tribute was left at the scene in memory of Mohammed.

A police spokesman said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the boy’s family and friends at this very sad time. They are being supported by a specially trained officer.

“If you were the driver of a car that was being driven along Ridge Avenue at around 9-40pm from the direction of Queen’s Park, which possibly had to swerve on to the nearside verge due to an oncoming car, please get in contact.

Ridge Avenue police appeal

Ridge Avenue police appeal

“Similarly, if you saw the blue BMW 3 series being driven around the area last night we would like to speak to you.

“Contact us with info on 101 quoting incident reference 1451 of April 7th.”