Child killed after collision with Tesco’s van

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Oxted involving a Tesco’s delivery vehicle on Sunday (June 2), in which a three-year-old child died.

Officers were called at 10.40am to The Hollies in Hurst Green, Oxted, Surrey, following reports of the collision, involving a Mercedes Sprinter box van. The child is believed to have been riding a skateboard at the time of the incident.

Emergency services, including ambulance crews and the air ambulance, were in attendance.

The child was taken to North East Surrey Hospital in Redhill but was sadly declared dead at 12.05pm.

A Surrey Police spokesman said: “We are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or may have any dashcam or CCTV footage of the incident, to come forward as a matter of urgency. If you can help, please call us on 101, quoting incident reference PR/P19123167.”

Tesco has confirmed one of its delivery vehicles was involved in the incident. A Tesco’s spokesman added: “We are deeply shocked and devastated by this incident and are doing everything we can to support the police with their investigation.”

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  • Paul Gauntlett - 06/06/2019 15:10

    Devastating news and all concerned have my deepest sympathy. I don't know the details of the incident (or if in this instance if it would have made any difference) but reading this make me think that perhaps very tragic instances like this might make manufacturers fit [and customers demand] collision avoidance braking (active city braking as its some times called) as standard. We have come to see ABS as standard but its a shame that some of these proactive braking systems are still sold as expensive optional extra's - particularly on vans when they are becoming increasingly standard fitment on cars.

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  • Maxine Hartley - 11/06/2019 12:26

    Deepest condolences to all but I would like more information the circumstances around the 3 year old on the street on a skateboard.

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