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11-year-old Indian-origin kid hit and killed by car in London

The boy died on the spot after being struck by a car near his home in London

London, Oct 4 (UITV)- An 11-year-old Indian-origin Aaron Matharu died on the spot in the UK after being struck by a car at a junction near his home in south-west London. He was thrown several meters into the air on a pedestrian crossing in Hounslow after he was struck by a black Volkswagen Polo as he walked home.

His father Kuli Matharu, who watched helplessly from the window of his home, said he rushed outside after seeing the crash from an upstairs window overlooking the busy junction.

He said: “when I got there two people were trying to resuscitate him. My son was just going on an innocent trip to the shops and he was killed.” Passers-by fought to save his life using CPR before an ambulance crew arrived but he died later in hospital.

Mr. Matharu said he had complained to police several times about the junction, where there are two or three accidents a month and had been told its layout was being reviewed.

“It’s too late for me, my son has gone. He had just started big school three weeks ago, he was so excited. Aaron was everyone’s friend, all the shopkeepers knew him, he was a popular kid. He was never naughty, he never did silly things, he was so sensible,” Matharu said.

After the accident, the driver was taken to hospital suffering from trauma. He has not been arrested.

Navjoyt Sehmi, Aaron’s aunt, said her nephew was “loved by everyone”, as she laid flowers at the spot where he was killed.