11 year old girl from Eltham dies after collision with a car


An 11-year-old girl has died from her injuries four days after she was involved in a collision with a car.

Emmie Huang, who was left in a critical condition after a collision at the Westmount Road junction with Elibank Road in Eltham, passed away on Friday.

She had been airlifted to a London hospital after the collision but her injuries were too severe and the medics could not help her.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene. He has not been arrested and continues to assist police with enquiries.

A car mechanic working nearby, who did not want to be named, said: “I heard what happened and went to look outside.

What I saw there was nothing short of harrowing.

“She was lying on the ground. No one I knew was around but there were some bystanders and the ambulance and police arrived quickly.”

Brian Montague-Cook, who runs a back pain centre near where the collision happened says he saw the aftermath, with paramedics and police on the scene for about three hours.

He said: “My neighbour is a doctor and she provided medical assistance.

She told us the girl’s brother, who is only eight years old, witnessed the whole thing and that she had terrible head injuries.

“One of the girl’s school friends came and laid flowers at the scene on Friday.”

Emmie’s family has asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time, police say.

Anyone with information, dashcam or mobile phone footage is asked to call the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 285 1574 referencing CAD 5097/5 Feb.

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