Wimbledon school crash: second girl, 8, dies from her injuries and is named as Nuria Sajjad

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The 8-year-old has been named as Nuria Sajjad

A second schoolgirl has died after being fatally injured when a Land Rover crashed into a tea party at a prep school in Wimbledon.

The child, who was eight years old, has been named as Nuria Sajjad, the Metropolitan Police said. It comes following the death Selena Lau, who was named earlier in the weekend.

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Nuria's family has paid tribute to the schoolgirl, who died three-days after the crash on Thursday (6 July).

They said: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Nuria on Sunday July 9 2023. Nuria was the light of our lives. She embodied joy, kindness and generosity and she was loved by all around her.

“We would like to thank the efforts of the emergency services, all the extraordinary staff at St George’s Hospital, the parents of Nuria’s class fellows and staff of the Study Prep for all they have done to ease Nuria’s journey.

“We request that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

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Nuria Sajjad. Picture: Met PoliceNuria Sajjad. Picture: Met Police
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Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond said: “I am so saddened to hear that another young girl has lost her life. My thoughts and prayers are with Nuria’s family and friends as well as the staff at St George’s who have been working tirelessly and the wider school community.”Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tweeted: “My heart goes out to the family of 8-year-old Nuria Sajjad and everyone affected by this tragic incident.”

Selena’s family said she was “adored and loved by everyone”, while community members called her their “shining star”.

Police were called at 9:54am to reports that a car had crashed through a fence and collided with a building at The Study Prep School in Camp Road.

A woman aged in her 40s remains in hospital in a serious condition while a number of other people, including a seven-month-old girl, were also taken to hospital with injuries later assessed as non-life threatening.

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The driver of the car, a 46-year-old woman from Wimbledon, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

She was taken to hospital and her condition was assessed as non-life threatening. Police said she has been bailed to a date in late July pending further inquiries.