Dad 'collapses in tears' after only son, 8, killed after being hit by car

An eight-year-old boy died after being hit by a car close to a north London shopping centre.

Police were called to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car on Friday, April 28, at around 6.43pm in Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill.

The child was taken to hospital where he later died.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made at this stage.

Witnesses told the Evening Standard the young boy’s father broke down in tears at the scene.

A manager at the Anokhi Indian restaurant said his staff rushed out to help.

Latest London news

  • London has been crowned the best city in Europe for 2023
  • Will trains, tubes, and buses run over Early May bank holiday weekend?
  • Brixton Academy could be permanently closed after deadly crush

To get the latest news from the capital visit’s visit Metro’s London news hub.

He told the Standard: ‘Our waitress came off the bus and saw it happen and then saw the little boy.

‘I couldn’t face going out but my team did. I only saw the dad on the floor.

‘He had collapsed in shock. That’s what I saw, the medics were trying to wake him up.’

He added: ‘My staff were all so traumatised when they came back. They all had tears in their eyes, it was awful. We heard that he was their only child.’

The collision came the night before Enfield locals organised a ULEZ protest in the area.

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit are leading enquiries and ask anyone with material or information that could help to call 0208 597 4874 quoting CAD 6124/28Apr23.

Alternatively call 101 or tweet @MetCC using the same reference.

To remain 100 per cent anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected].

For more stories like this, check our news page.

Source: Read Full Article