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Seven-year-old boy crushed to death between two vehicles in freak car park accident

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A young boy who was changing out of his boots in a car park after a rugby match has been crushed to death in a freak accident.

Alfie Tollett had just watched his brother play in a match at his local club, a coroner heard. The seven-year-old was putting his shoes back on when he got wedged between two cars.As reported by the Mirror, a statement at the opening of his inquest on behalf of the coroner Ian Arrow outlined the freak incident that led to Alfie's death in Plymouth, Devon.

It revealed the fatal crush was caused when an electric vehicle had been struggling to park and "shunted" another parked car at Plymstock Albion Oaks Rugby Club into him.The statement read: "[Alfie] was stood at the rear of the family car changing his boots for his shoes after watching his brother play rugby."A stationary vehicle parked behind the family vehicle was then struck by another electrically propelled vehicle that was attempting to park; this vehicle has shunted forward the parked vehicle and crushed Alfie between the two vehicles."Alfie was conveyed to Derriford Hospital, but sadly passed away."His official cause of death was given as blunt force traumatic chest injuries at the short hearing.Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and any dashcam footage.

A 55-year-old man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving has been released on bail until May.Since the incident - which happened on Sunday, February 19 - tributes have poured in for Alfie, who lived in Plymouth, Devon.

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