Teenager Dies After Collision With Police Car in Wimbledon

Was on moped being ridden by three people when hit by marked vehicle

Junction of Trinity Road and South Park Road. Picture: Google Streetview

A teenage boy has died in hospital after being involved in a collision with a marked police car in the early hours of July 16 in Wimbledon.

The police say the 16-year-old was one of three youths that were riding on a moped being monitored by the police including the National Police Air Service helicopter at around 2.15am. At the time of the collision they were on South Park Road near the junction of Trinity Road.

The moped had been reported stolen four days earlier and it was believed to have been involved in an earlier attempted robbery.

All three males were arrested at the scene and two large knives were recovered. All were taken to a south London hospital.

One 16-year-old died in hospital on July 17. A second 16-year-old suffered a serious injury to his leg and remains in a stable condition in hospital.

A 15-year-old who sustained minor injuries was released from hospital. He was later arrested on suspicion of taking and driving away, failing to stop, possession of an offensive weapon and attempted robbery. He has been bailed to return to a south London police station on a date in mid-August.

Merton Police said in a statement that the Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed. The incident has also been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, who are carrying out an independent investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157.

July 25, 2017