Kidbrooke lorry crash: Driver dead and child critical

Kidbrooke lorry crash: Driver dead and child critical

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image captionSix people were treated for injuries following the crash on Monday morning

A man has died and an 11-year-old child is in a life-threatening condition after a lorry crashed into a house in south-east London.

Emergency services were called to Broad Walk, Kidbrooke, at 08:05 BST, where six people had been injured in the crash.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the lorry driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other males were taken to hospital, London Ambulance Service (LAS) added.

LFB said the crash led to structural damage to a house in Woolacombe Road.

Station commander Nathan Hobson said: “It was a challenging incident and it appears that a lorry collided with two cars and crashed into a house.

“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.”

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image captionGreenwich Council said it was not aware any of its vehicles or employees were involved in the crash

A local resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said the scene was “utterly tragic” after the lorry crashed just 30 metres from his home.

He added: “I was preparing for the school run, all [of a] sudden police, ambulance siren, helicopter sound went on.

“Local traffic was controlled by police, then I heard people are talking about a lorry crashed into a house… then someone was sent off [in an] air ambulance.

“It’s utterly tragic – my thoughts are with their loved ones.”

Another neighbour, who also asked not to be named, described the crash as “sounding like an earthquake”.

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image captionThe driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene in Kidbrooke, the London Fire Brigade said

LAS said six patients were treated for injuries at the scene and some of them have been discharged.

A spokesman added: “Unfortunately, one patient was found to have died at the scene.

“Of the remaining five patients, we took three to hospital and two were discharged at the scene.”

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image captionOne patient was flown to a major trauma centre in London

It is understood one of the patients was flown by air ambulance to a major trauma centre in London.

The Met Police said officers are trying to find the driver’s next of kin and have also advised people to stay away from the scene.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Council said it was aware of the crash, but has been told “no council vehicles or employees were involved”.

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