Girl, 11, dies in crash at Stanmore bus stop

An 11-year-old girl has died when a car mounted a pavement and hit her and her mother as they waited at a bus stop in London.

The crash at The Common in Stanmore happened after midday on Wednesday.

Police believe the Ford Fiesta mounted the pavement and crashed into the pair as well as a stationary bus. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her 46-year-old mother is in a critical condition in hospital. The driver, a 69-year-old woman was cut from her car.

She was taken to hospital with minor injuries. No arrests have been made.

A post-mortem examination on the girl, who is yet to be named, is expected to take place on Thursday.

Her next of kin have been informed.

Det Sgt Chris Osborne, from the Road Death Investigation Unit at Northolt, has urged witnesses to come forward, adding: "We are aware that there were a number of passengers on the bus involved, and a number of other vehicles in the vicinity."

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