Tragic St Helens Youth's Death Leads to Camaign for Windle Island Crossing

George FaulknerFrom The BBC

A 17-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by a car near a dual carriageway in Merseyside.

Police said the collision happened on the eastbound carriageway of the East Lancs Road in St Helens, near to the junction with the Rainford by-pass.

The teenager, who was hit by a silver Ford Ka, was pronounced dead at the scene on Friday night.

Merseyside Police said the driver stopped at the scene and helped officers with their inquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision at about 2300 BST is asked to contact police.


Since the accident George Faulkner's family have set up a website to honour their son and to campaign for a Pedestrian Crossing at Windle Island. Please visit their site to read more about George, the campaign and to sign the petition

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