Boy, 7, killed driving kart

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A seven-year-old boy died yesterday after being involved in a karting tragedy. The boy, who was driving a kart at an indoor track in Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is believed that a sign saying that no one under 16 is allowed to drive karts is displayed at the track but police said they did not yet know whether the boy was breaking any rules.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Ambulance Services said it was believed that the boy "suffered serious injuries to his face and head". He added that it was not thought that any other kart was involved in the accident and the boy had not been trapped in his kart when paramedics arrived.

The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation.