British police say a second 8-year-old girl has died after an SUV crashed into a primary school in the Wimbledon area of London.
LONDON — A second 8-year-old girl has been killed after an SUV crashed into a primary school in the Wimbledon area of London, British police said on Sunday.
The Metropolitan Police Force said Nuria Sajjad died at a London hospital on Sunday, three days after the crash.
Sajjad’s family said in a statement that “Nuria was the light of our lives. She is the embodiment of joy, kindness and generosity and she is loved by everyone around her.”
Another 8-year-old girl, Selena Lau, died on Thursday after a Land Rover crashed through a fence and into a building at Study Preparatory School, a private all-girls school in a quiet suburb. .
The collision happened about 1.6 km from the All England Lawn Tennis and Tennis Club, which is hosting the world famous tennis tournament Wimbledon, about 1.6 km.
Police said the collision, which occurred while the children were holding an outdoor end-of-year party on campus, was not terrorism-related.
The 46-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and was later released on bail pending further investigation.
Several others were taken to hospital after the collision, including a woman in her 40s who is still in serious condition.