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One child dead in ‘serious collision’ at Wimbledon school, car driver arrested

One child died and several others were injured following a “serious collision” involving a car at a primary school in south London’s Wimbledon on Thursday, according to Reuters.

Meanwhile, woman in her 40s was arrested on “suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving”.

Earlier, it was reported that nine people, including seven children, were injured. A car had collided with a building at The Study Prep, a school for girls aged four to 11 in Camp Road, and several people were treated at the scene. “We were called at 09:54hrs on Thursday, 6 July to reports that a car collided with a building at the school in Camp Road,” London’s Met Police said in a statement.

The police further said that they are not “treating this incident as terror-related”, and an investigation is under way to understand the full circumstances.

London ambulance, including the air ambulance, and fire brigade services are supporting emergency services at the site. Meanwhile, Merton Police has urged the public to avoid the area to allow free access to the emergency services.

The Study Prep Wimbledon, also known as Wilberforce House, which is located on Camps Road, declined to comment to when asked about the incident, according to Reuters.