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Boy, eight, is killed when he is hit by lorry as police launch investigation into crash on London street


  • The collision took place on King Street in Ealing at around 6.20pm on Friday

An eight-year-old boy has died after being hit by a lorry in West London, as police launch an investigatoin.

The collision took place on a ‘very busy’ King Street in Southall at around 6.20pm on Friday evening. 

Police and London Air Ambulance paramedics were called to the scene and the child was rushed to hospital, but he was later pronounced dead at 9.47pm despite the efforts of doctors and nurses.

His next of kin are aware. The police have now launched an investigation into the crash.

The driver of the lorry stopped after the incident and no arrests have been made at this point.

Pictured: King Street in Ealing, where an eight-year-old boy was killed by a lorry

Pictured: King Street in Ealing, where an eight-year-old boy was killed by a lorry

A spokesperson for the Met said: ‘An investigation has been launched after an eight-year-old boy was killed in a collision in Ealing. Police were called to King Street, Southall, after calls at 18:20 on Friday, February 23 to a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian.

‘The boy was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance paramedics before being rushed to hospital. Tragically, despite the efforts of doctors and nurses, he was pronounced dead at 21:47.

‘His next of kin are aware. The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene; there have been no arrests.’

Serious Collision Investigation Unit detectives ask anyone who witnessed or caught dash cam footage of the incident, or the events leading up to it, to call 101 or post @MetCC ref CAD 5824/23FEB24. 



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