September 14, 2020
The driver of a bin lorry has died after colliding with cars and crashing into a house in south-east London.
Kidbrooke Crash: Driver Dead And 11-Year-Old Child Critical After Bin Lorry Smashes Into House
An 11-year-old child is in a life-threatening condition and a “number of other people have been injured, the Met police has said.
Officers were called to the scene in Broad Walk, Kidbrooke, shortly after 8am on Monday following the collision. The lorry driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other males injured in the crash were also taken to hospital, with one of those later discharged.
London fire Brigade said it appeared a lorry had collided with two cars and crashed into a house, causing structural damage to the building.
A local, who asked to remain anonymous, said the scene was “utterly tragic” after the lorry crashed just 30 metres from his home.
“About 8am when I was preparing school run for my kids, all (of a) sudden police, ambulance siren, helicopter sound went on,” he told the PA news agency.
“Local traffic was controlled by police, then I heard people are talking about a lorry crashed into local house… then someone was sent off (in an) air ambulance.
“Bit emotional myself right now after hearing an 11-year-old kid is in serious condition. It’s utterly tragic – my thoughts are with their loved ones.”
London Fire Brigade station commander Nathan Hobson said: “Specialist Urban Search and Rescue crews attended the scene and efforts were made to free the lorry driver but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The London Ambulance Service treated a further three patients. One was taken to a major trauma centre, one was taken to hospital, and one was discharged.
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