Wednesday 27 January 2010

London schoolchild killed by lorry

A lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a ten year old girl walking to school was knocked down by a lorry at the junction of East Dulwich Road and Peckham Rye yesterday morning. The child died of her injuries.

Latoya Smith was taken to hospital this morning (January 26) with serious injuries after being struck by the lorry in East Dulwich at around 8am.

Every day in Britain 10 children and young people are killed or seriously injured while on foot and bicycles (6 young people aged 12-19 and 4 children aged 0-11).

(Statistic from Brake)