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The tragic death of a 15 year-old boy at the weekend has prompted Humberside Police to give some timely road safety advice to young people and their parents at the start of the Easter holidays.

Inspector Mark Hughes of the Serious Collisions Unit said, “This is a tragic incident where a young boy lost his life on the A63 and our sincere condolences go to the family as they come to terms with his death.

“The A63 is a dual carriageway and is an extremely busy and dangerous road. Any pedestrian crossing it should only do so at safe designated crossing or footbridge. Please don’t risk crossing at any other point.”

“We know that teenagers often forget the dangers of crossing the road. We want to try and prevent any young person getting injured and would ask them and their parents to please consider the following road safety advice”:

•When crossing any road always look both ways and only cross when it is clear of traffic in both directions
•When there is no traffic near, walk straight across the road looking and listening as you cross
•Never cross the road while using your mobile phone or while listening to music on head phones – you are distracted and can’t hear traffic coming
•Do not cross a dual carriageway unless using a designated crossing
•Do not climb over barriers to cross a road – barriers are there at dangerous junctions and bends where driver’s might not see you until it’s too late

A full collision investigation is underway into the collision on Saturday night and if anyone who saw the collision that has not already spoken to Police please call 101 quoting log 517 24/03/18”