Thaxted: Boy, 11, dies in hospital after tree smash

AN 11-year-old boy has died five days after the car he was travelling in struck a tree.

The collision happened near Thaxted when the driver of a black Peugeot 206 appears to have lost control of the car while travelling along the B1051 shortly before 9:30pm on Wednesday, October 3.

The boy, who was a front-seat passenger, was taken by paramedics to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with head injuries but he died there on Monday, October 8.

The driver, a 19-year-old woman, was also injured.

She remains in a stable condition at the Cambridgeshire hospital.

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Police said the pair are from the Thaxted area.

Anyone with information in connection with this fatal road crash is urged to contact Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or they can email the team at

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The boy’s name will not be released until after an inquest has been opened.

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