Woman’s screams pierced the air as boy dies in Wembley van collision

13:43 26 February 2013

Corner of Empire Way and Lakeside Way where five-year-old Isaiah was in collision with a van

Corner of Empire Way and Lakeside Way where five-year-old Isaiah was in collision with a van

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Youngster who went to Preston Manor Primary School named locally as five-year-old Isaiah

The desperate screams of a mother pierced the air as her son laid face down on the road following a van collision in Wembley, according to witnesses.

The accident happened as the boy walked with a woman, believed to be his grandmother, and older sister on Empire Way, at the junction of Lakeside Way, at about 4.45pm yesterday.

The youngster, who went to Preston Manor Primary School in Carlton Avenue East Lane, has been named locally as five-year-old Isaiah.

A distraught woman, believed to be the boy’s mother, arrived within minutes and was screaming hysterically following the collision.

Police and air ambulance tried to resuscitate the youngster, but he later died at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Workers from the office block which overlooks the scene of the accident said that they heard noise and shouting, but at first thought it was just children playing, until they heard someone screaming “oh no”.

One witness, who did not wish to be identified, said: “When I came out the police and ambulance were already there and I saw the boy lying on the road face down. The van driver had pulled over and he was in absolute hysterics.

“The boy’s grandmother was there with his older sister, but someone must have called his mother because she appeared within minutes. She was wearing flip-flops, she was in shock.”

Lakeside Way, where the accident happened, is a service road with no traffic lights, where residents say neither pedestrians nor lorries turning from Empire Way have a clear view of incoming traffic.

The police took CCTV footage from the Arena Mini Mart corner shop which stands exactly opposite the scene of the accident.

There have been no arrests.

Keerthi Sivantham, shop assistant at the corner shop who came to work just after the accident, said:” It is a horrible thing that it has happened.”

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