"I do not know how we go on from here but we have to be strong and our lives must go on. Harry will be forever young," his great-uncle said.
A 13-year-old schoolboy identified as Harry Kinney-Ryan was struck by a car near Liverpool on Wednesday night. The incident took place at about 7:20 pm when a silver Vauxhall Astra estate collided with the 13-year-old pedestrian near the Showcase cinema at Stonedale Retail Park, on East Lancashire Road, reports Liverpool Echo. The young teen was rushed to Alder Hey Children's Hospital but later died of his injuries. A 34-year-old man was arrested in connection to the road tragedy.
He has been bailed pending further inquiries whilst the investigation into causing death by dangerous driving continues. Harry was just one month short of his 14th birthday when he was knocked down by a car. According to Liverpool Echo, Detective sergeant Andy Roper, from Merseyside Police's matrix serious collision investigation unit, said, "Harry’s family are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers as our enquiries continue and our thoughts are with them at this sad time. If you were traveling on the East Lancashire Road around the time of the incident and have any dashcam footage that could help us with our investigation, or you have any CCTV or information please come forward."
Harry Kinney-Ryan was 13 when he died on December 9https://t.co/ox9UlgvLIU— Liverpool Echo (@LivEchonews) December 11, 2022
His family took to Facebook to share their grief over such a terrible loss. His heartbroken mother Liz Ryan said, "As you all know my Harry has passed away. I didn't know I could feel this many emotions, I've never felt so broken but proud of my baby boy. We did choose for Harry to be an organ donor so as it stands my baby is a hero. So as he grew up wishing to be a superhero my boy got exactly what he wanted."
His sister Molly Ryan added, "I’m so proud and broken at the same time. My Harry I’m so so proud of you." His great-uncle Teddy Williams also posted on the platform after the young boy's life support machine had now been turned off. "Harry has gained his wings. My whole family are naturally absolutely devastated. Harry is my sister's grandson. I do not know how we go on from here but we have to be strong and our lives must go on. Harry will be forever young," he wrote.
Mum's tribute as Harry Kinney-Ryan, 13, donates organs to save others https://t.co/OL4hzFHsLQ— Liverpool Live (@LivEchoLive) December 11, 2022
Merseyside Police is looking for more information regarding the incident and requests, "anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have dashcam footage, is asked to contact the Roads Policing Team on 0151 777 5747, email SCIU@merseyside.police.uk , or DM @MerPolTraffic on Twitter quoting reference 22000902647."
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