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Police appeal for witnesses after 8-year-old boy killed in collision with driven lorry on King Street in Southall

Metropolitan Police are appealing for witnesses after an eight-year-old boy on his way to Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall Gurdwara died after being hit by a driven lorry on King Street in Southall on Friday (23 February 2024) evening.

According to police, they attended the scene at around 6.20pm along with medics and the boy was rushed to hospital but despite efforts by doctors and nurses, he was pronounced dead at 9:47pm.

The driver of the lorry stopped after the incident and no arrests have been made.

In a statement, the Met Police said: “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.”
Posting a message on social media, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall Gurdwara said:  “We are deeply saddened to report the tragic passing of an eight-year-old child yesterday, who was fatally struck by a lorry while on his way to Guru Nanak Road Gurdwara. This heartbreaking incident has left us all in a state of shock and grief.”We extend our heartfelt prayers, hoping that Guru Sahib will embrace the child in his Charan and grant strength and solace to the bereaved family during this incredibly difficult period.”
Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to contact them by calling 101 quoting ref: CAD 5824/23FEB24

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