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Boy, 14, dies after van collides with bus stop

Police are investigating a fatal collision in which a 14-year-old boy died and are appealing to the public for information.

The incident happened yesterday (21 Dec) at around 3:30pm.

Met Police posted: “Police were called at 15:33hrs on Tuesday, 21 December to Eltham Road at the junction with Kidbrooke Park Road, SE12 following reports of a van in collision with a bus stop.

“Officers, the London Ambulance Service, London’s Air Ambulance and London Fire Brigade attended.

“Three pedestrians were found suffering from injuries; they were all taken to a south London hospital for treatment.

“Despite the efforts of medical staff, a 14-year-old boy [Victim 1] was pronounced dead at 16:35hrs. His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

“A 40-year-old woman [Victim 2] and an eight-year-old boy [Victim 3] remain in hospital; their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“The 40-year-old driver of the van stopped at the scene. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken to a south London police station. He has been released under investigation.

“Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.”

Detective Inspector Lucie Card, leading the investigation said: “This is a tragic incident which has resulted in the death of a 14-year-old boy. Our investigation into what happened is well underway but we need anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward and speak to us. Likewise, 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 who witnessed the collision is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 4357/21Dec.

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