Teenage cyclist killed in village hit-and-run

Teenage cyclist, 15, dies in hospital after hit-and-run collision – sparking police hunt for the driver

  • Adam Barry, 15, was killed after being hit by a car at 9.15pm on Saturday evening
  • The teenager was cycling along a road near his home in Sandiacre, Derbyshire
  • The driver failed to stop and drove on through Stanton, Ilkeston and Heanor
  • Derbyshire Police are asking anyone with dashcam footage to come forward 

A 15-year-old died in a hit-and-run after being thrown from his bicycle as he rode through a village near his home, police revealed.

Adam Barry was struck by a car at 9.15pm on Saturday as he cycled along a road just outside Risley in Derbyshire.

Instead of stopping at the scene driver of the car carried on towards Risley and is believed to have driven through Stanton, Ilkeston and Heanor. 

Adam Barry (pictured), 15, died following a hit-and-run collision while he was riding his bicycle in Risley, Derbyshire on Saturday

Instead of stopping at the scene the car carried on driving towards Risley and is believed to have driven through Stanton, Ilkeston and Heanor. Police pictured at the scene

Adam, from nearby Sandiacre, was rushed to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham before dying from his injuries. 

His family was being supported by specialist officers, Derbyshire Police said.

Officers want to speak to anyone who was in the area, or in Stanton or Ilkeston, between 8.30pm and 9.45pm.

They’re especially looking for drivers with dashcam footage or CCTV that may have captured a car with significant damage to the front nearside area of the vehicle.

Police officers searched the scene of the collision for evidence earlier today (pictured)

Adam, from nearby Sandiacre, was rushed to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham before dying from his injuries (file image)

Detective Sergeant Darren Muggleton, from Derbyshire Police’s collision investigation unit, said: ‘My thoughts are with Adam’s family and friends and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this time.

‘Officers are working on a number of significant lines of enquiry, however we still require the public’s help to secure evidence vital to our investigation.’

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