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Girl, 11, dies after car mounts pavement at bus stop in Stanmore

Lily-Rose Murphy, whose mother was also critically injured in the collision. Picture: Metropolitan Police Lily-Rose Murphy, whose mother was also critically injured in the collision. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Thursday, December 19, 2013
8:22 AM

This is the 11-year-old girl who died yesterday after a car mounted the pavement and collided with her and her mother as they waited for a bus in north west London.

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The 11-year-old girl was waiting at the bus stop with her mother at The Commin, Stanmore. Picture: Google StreetViewThe 11-year-old girl was waiting at the bus stop with her mother at The Commin, Stanmore. Picture: Google StreetView

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which took place in Stanmore around lunchtime yesterday, and killed schoolgirl Lily-Rose Murphy.

A spokesman for the Met said a Ford Fiesta was travelling north along The Common when it moved into the right hand lane.

“It then mounted the pavement and collided with the two victims waiting at the bus stop, as well as a stationary bus.”

He said officers were called at 12.21pm on Wednesday, but the 11-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her 46-year-old mother was taken to hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

No one was injured on the bus.

Police said the driver of the vehicle, a 69-year-old woman, was cut from her car by the London Fire Brigade and taken to hospital with minor injuries where she remains.

A post-mortem examination took place today at Northwick Park Hospital and gave the cause of Lily-Rose’s death as a broken neck.

Detective Sergeant Chris Osborne, of the Road Death Investigation Unit at Northolt, said: “We are appealing for any witnesses to this tragic incident to contact us.

“We are aware that there were a number of passengers on the bus involved, and a number of other vehicles in the vicinity.

“If you have any information we would like to hear from you so we can work out exactly what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the Witness Line, 020 8842 1817.

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