A three-year-old boy has been killed on farmland in Bury, England, after being involved in a collision with a tractor.
Police were called to the Tottington area of Bury at approximately 12.45pm today after the family of the 3-year-old flagged down a passing ambulance while attempting to drive him to hospital.
Paramedics pronounced the boy dead before he could be taken to the hospital. He had suffered severe injuries in a collision that took place on farmland off Bentley Hall Road.
The tragic death was described by Chief Inspector Ian Partington, of Greater Manchester Police, as a "heartbreaking incident".
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the accident and the driver of the tractor is said to be assisting authorities with their enquiries.
The family of the young boy are being supported by specially trained officers.
Chief Inspector Partington said: "This is a heartbreaking incident that has seen a young boy tragically lose his life and my thoughts go out to his family and loved ones who will be utterly devastated by today's events.
"Despite his family flagging down an ambulance while driving him towards the hospital as quickly as they could, the boy sadly could not be saved after the best efforts of paramedics; I can't imagine how distressing this was for those involved. "We are working to ensure that a full investigation is carried out, and the farmland where we understand this incident occurred remains cordoned off to allow our investigators and partners from the HSE to conduct thorough enquiries to establish exactly what has occurred here."