SIR - Any accidental death is a tragedy and even more so when a young child like Malakye is involved (T&A, September 4). But the question must be asked what a seven-year-old by himself is doing crossing a major road at 10pm when it is dark?

To this must be added the anguish of those rushing to help not knowing his name nor where he lived. Truly a tragic situation.

Rudi Leavor, Heaton Park Drive, Bradford