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Boy, 14, killed and two injured after van crashes into London bus stop

today22/12/2021

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Police have appealed for witnesses after a teenage boy died on Tuesday when a van crashed into a bus stop in southeast London.

Emergency services were called to Greenwich at 3.30pm following reports that three pedestrians had been injured in a collision.

The Metropolitan Police, the London Ambulance Service, London’s Air Ambulance and London Fire Brigade attended the scene at the junction of Eltham Road with Kidbrooke Park Road.

All three victims were taken to a south London hospital for treatment.

Just over an hour after the crash, a 14-year-old boy was pronounced dead. Police said his family had been informed and were receiving support from specialist officers.

A Metropolitan Police officer. Pic: AP
Image: The Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service, London’s Air Ambulance and London Fire Brigade were all present at the scene. Pic: AP

The other two victims, a 40-year-old woman and an eight-year-old boy remain in hospital and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The 40-year-old driver of the van stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and he was later released under investigation.

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“This is a tragic incident which has resulted in the death of a 14-year-old boy,” said Detective Inspector Lucie Card.

“Our investigation into what happened is well under way but we need anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward and speak to us. “

She added: “I would also ask any motorists in the area to review any dashcam footage that may have captured this collision.

“It is vital that with give this child’s family answers about what led to his death just a few days before Christmas.”

Anyone with further information has been asked to call the police via 101 quoting reference CAD 4357/21Dec.

 Sky News

© Sky News 2021

Written by: Rother Radio News


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