THE 11-year-old boy who died after being hit by a lorry in Oldbury has been named as Kyle Bastable.

Emergency services were called to Churchbridge, near to the Total Birchley Park Service Station, just before 10pm last night (Thursday, August 31).

Kyle – who was also known as Joe by his family members - suffered serious injuries and despite the best efforts of medics, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was shut for more than seven hours while initial investigations were carried out.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews discovered a young boy with serious injuries following the collision.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased.

“A second boy was assessed at the scene before being left in the care of his parents.”

The driver, who works for delivery company DPD, remained at the scene and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

A DPD spokesman said: “We can confirm that a DPD vehicle was involved in a fatal accident at the Birchley Island roundabout in Oldbury last night, and that we are currently helping the emergency services with their investigation.

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of the young boy involved.”  

West Midlands Police is now appealing for information following the Kyle’s death, from anyone who may have witnessed the incident near Birchley Island.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the force's Collision Investigation Unit, said: “A young boy has tragically lost his life and we are trying to establish the circumstances of what happened last night.

“This is a very busy junction and we are keen to hear from anybody who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision – or saw the boy who was with a friend just beforehand.

“We have specially-trained officers supporting the boy’s family at this extremely difficult time.”

Anyone with information can call the collision investigation team on 101, quoting incident number 2639 of 31/8, or email