Man dies as child, 11, fights for life in hospital after lorry drives into house

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A man has died and an 11-year-old child is fighting for their life in hospital after a lorry drove into a number of buildings in south east London on Monday morning.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed the fatal collision occurred at 8.05am and that a number of people have been reported injured.

One man has been declared dead at the scene. Work is ongoing to trace his next of kin. London's Air Ambulance also attended the scene.

An 11-year-old child was taken to hospital.

Their condition has been assessed as life-threatening.

Two men have been also taken to hospital and the police await an update on their conditions.

Road closures remain in place and members of the public are advised to avoid the area.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman confirmed firefighters attended a serious road traffic collision on Monday morning between a lorry and two cars which resulted in structural damage to a house on Woolacombe Road in Kidbrooke.

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Station Commander Nathan Hobson, who is at the scene 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."

The London Ambulance Service confirmed that they treated a further three patients.

One was taken to a major trauma centre, one was taken to hospital, and one was discharged.

The fire brigade was called at 8.06am and firefighters from Eltham, Lee Green, Bexley, Croydon and East Greenwich fire stations attended the incident.

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