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School says it's 'devastated' after car crash which killed an 8-year-old girl

School says it's 'devastated' after car crash which killed an 8-year-old girl

The school have released a statement about the tragedy

The school at the centre of today's tragic crash have spoken out about the student who sadly died, saying they are 'devastated' over her passing.

Police were called to the scene before 10:00am today (6 July), with reports of the vehicle having 'collided with a building' at the primary school located on Camp Road, Wimbledon.

The Metropolitan Police have since confirmed that a middle-aged woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The Study Preparatory School say it is still 'too soon' to fully understand what happened when a Land Rover claimed the life of an eight-year-old girl this morning.

A statement on the school's website said: "We are profoundly shocked by the tragic accident this morning at Wilberforce House and devastated that it has claimed the life of one of our young pupils as well as injuring several others.

The scene after the car crashed into the school.
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"Our thoughts are with the bereaved family and with the families of those injured at this terrible time."

The statement continued: "It is still far too soon to fully understand what happened, but we are well aware of the significant impact this dreadful event will have on our pupils and their families.

"Their welfare remains our top priority and we will be doing everything we can to support them, especially those who suffered injuries.

"Now that a police investigation is underway we will not be making any further public statement for the time being and would ask that the privacy of our school community is respected at this deeply upsetting time."

The incident saw 15 people injured in addition to the girl who was killed.

Clair Kelland, the Met Police PC Commander for South West London, was visibly emotional as she made the tragic announcement.

She said during a press statement: "We were called shortly before 10am after a car collided with a building at the Study Prep school on Camp road.

"A large number of our officers were deployed to the scene, along with paramedics from the London Air Ambulance and London Ambulance Service.

Detective Chief Superintendent Clair Kelland was visibly emotional as she read the statement.

"Our officers, alongside colleagues from other emergency services, provided first aid to a number of people who had been injured.

Her voice began to crack as she announced: "Very sadly, an eight-year-old girl died at the scene. Our thoughts are with her family at this incredibly difficult time."

Downing Street also released a statement, saying: "The Prime Minister's deepest condolences are with the family of the girl who has tragically lost her life. His thoughts are with all those injured and involved in the horrific collision in Wimbledon this morning.

"This will have been a terrifying experience for all of the children, staff and parents."

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Topics: UK News