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11-year-old boy involved in Orpington road traffic collision dies in hospital

News   •   Apr 17, 2019 17:30 BST

11-year-old Josh Osborne

An 11-year-old boy involved in a road traffic collision in Orpington has died.

Police were called at approximately 18:50hrs on Saturday, 13 April to reports of a child injured following a collision with a car in Court Road, near the junction with Goddington Lane, Orpington.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance all attended the scene.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to an east London hospital.

He sadly died in the early hours of Wednesday, 17 April.

His family are aware.

They have given permission for him to be named as Josh Osborne. An image of Josh has also been provided by his family.

The car involved did not initially stop at the scene but came to a halt a short distance away.

The driver - a 73-year-old man - was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and making off from the scene of an accident.

He was taken to a south London police station before being released under investigation.

Detectives from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has dash cam footage, to contact police on 101, or tweet @MetCC. Please quote CAD6316/13Apr.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6316/13Apr.