Girl dies in police pursuit crash

A 13-year-old girl has died in a crash involving a vehicle which was being pursued by police in Lewisham, south London, Scotland Yard said today.

Father remains in hospital after police pursuit crash

The father of a 13-year-old girl, who died in a crash involving a vehicle which was being pursued by police, remains in hospital for treatment to injuries, Scotland Yard said.

The girl's mother and brother, who were also travelling in the car, have been discharged from hospital.

A post-mortem examination on the teenager has been scheduled for tomorrow morning.

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Police: Innocent family dealing with tragic loss

Commander Tony Eastaugh said:

An innocent family are now dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one.

The Metropolitan Police has now begun a thorough investigation into the circumstances of this terrible incident.

The thoughts of our staff and officers are with the family at this time.

Traffic police and officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards are now investigating, the force said.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has also been informed and an investigator was at the scene assessing the circumstances of the collision.

Male driver arrested after fatal police pursuit crash

The red marker shows Ilderton Road, New Cross, south London, where the fatal crash took place. Credit: Google Maps

The girl's parents and brother were taken to hospital and their injuries were not thought to be serious.

The male driver of the Peugeot was arrested and taken into custody. A female passenger was taken to hospital suffering from minor injuries.

The incident happened just before 6.30pm and police, ambulance and fire crews attended.

The Metropolitan Police said the pursuing police car had its blue lights and sirens on when the collision happened.

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Girl dies in crash involving vehicle in police pursuit

A 13-year-old girl has died in a crash involving a vehicle which was being pursued by police.

The teenager was travelling with her mother, father and brother in Ilderton Road, New Cross, south London yesterday when their Volkswagen Polo and a Peugeot 308 that was being chased by a marked police car collided.

The girl, who was in the rear of the car, died at the scene from her injuries, Scotland Yard said.