Teenage girl dies after being hit by a lorry in Carshalton Road, Mitcham

Claudia Jennifer Landa was hit by the lorry on Wednesday. Picture: Naomi Martin

Claudia Jennifer Landa was hit by the lorry on Wednesday. Picture: Naomi Martin

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A teenage girl has died after being hit by a lorry next to Mitcham Common. 

Claudia Jennifer Landa, 17, is understood to have suffered brain stem death after being hit in Carshalton Road, Mitcham, at the junction with Goat Road at 4.20pm on Wednesday, April 2.

Her mother is Naomi Martin, director of the Commonside Trust, based in Pollards Hill.

Ms Martin confirmed her daughter died this morning, prompting tributes from friends and members of the community.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "The pedestrian, a 17-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries.

"She was taken to hospital where she is on a life support machine and is sadly not expected to survive."

The 17-year-old girl was found in cardiac arrest and treated by paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to hospital.

The girl was previously believed to be a woman in her 50s but police have confirmed the error.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Hampton Traffic Garage are conducting an investigation. They ask that anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened or assisted at the scene, make contact with them on their witness line 0208 941 9011.

Detective Constable April Cummins is the Investigating Officer. Information can also be given anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111


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6:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

itsonlyme2 says...

My heart goes out to claudias friends and family at this tragic time. RIP xxx
My heart goes out to claudias friends and family at this tragic time. RIP xxx itsonlyme2
  • Score: 11

6:47pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Noddyblanket says...

Absolutely heartbreaking news. Rest in perfect peace Claudia.
My thoughts go out to all of Claudias family and friends xx
Absolutely heartbreaking news. Rest in perfect peace Claudia. My thoughts go out to all of Claudias family and friends xx Noddyblanket
  • Score: 11

10:41pm Fri 4 Apr 14

232904 says...

So sad, my thoughts are with Claudia's family. Rest in peace ****
So sad, my thoughts are with Claudia's family. Rest in peace **** 232904
  • Score: 6

12:44pm Sat 5 Apr 14

alroutemaster says...

My condolences to the family of the girl, and also to the driver, who may well be traumatised by this tragic incident.
My condolences to the family of the girl, and also to the driver, who may well be traumatised by this tragic incident. alroutemaster
  • Score: 7

2:44pm Tue 8 Apr 14

buggsie says...

Sad news - RIP young lady.
Isn't it time some of these lorries were not allowed inside the M25 - they seem to be killing one a day at present.
Sad news - RIP young lady. Isn't it time some of these lorries were not allowed inside the M25 - they seem to be killing one a day at present. buggsie
  • Score: 3

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