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Police investigation launched after boy, 8, dies in horror Ealing lorry collision

King Street in Southall (Google Maps)
King Street in Southall (Google Maps)

An eight-year-old boy died following a collision involving a lorry in Ealing, west London, on Friday night.

Emergency services were unable to save the child after he was hit on King Street, Southall, shortly after 6pm.

A Metropolitan Police statement read: “Police were called to King Street, Southall, after calls at 6.20pm on Friday, 23 February 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 9.47pm

“His next of kin are aware.”

The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and there have been no arrests.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 6.22pm yesterday (23 February) to reports of an incident at King Street, Ealing.

"We sent two ambulances, an advanced paramedic, a medic in a fast response car and an incident response officer. We also dispatched two teams from London's Air Ambulance by car.

"We took one person to a major trauma centre as a priority."

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.