Pictured: Boy, four, killed when hit by car crossing the road at pelican crossing on way home from trip to KFC with his mother
- Four-year-old boy named locally as Agarwin Sasikaran was hit by a car in Hayes
- The youngster was hit as he and his mother crossed the road in north London
- Family had visited local KFC before heading home when the tragedy happened
The first pictures have emerged of a four-year-old boy who was killed as he crossed the road with his mother.
The youngster, named locally as Agarwin Sasikaran, was hit by a car on Uxbridge Road, Hayes, west London just before 7pm last night.
Agarwin was at a pelican crossing with his mother when he ‘darted into the road’ and was hit by a vehicle at around 7pm on Sunday night.
The family had just been to a nearby KFC takeaway and were heading home when the tragedy took place.
Agarwin had just started full-time school last month and would have turned five in December.
The youngster, named locally as Agarwin Sasikaran, was hit by a car in Hayes, west London
The youngster was taken to a central London hospital but despite the best efforts of medics, he died there in the early hours of this morning. His family are aware
Ambulances rushed to the scene in Hayes, west London, but Agarwin could not be saved and he was pronounced dead in hospital yesterday morning.
Police said the driver of the vehicle involved stopped at the scene, but was not arrested.
A family friend, who did not want to be named, said: ‘It’s so sad, his family are distraught.
‘He was waiting with his mum at the crossing, she pressed the button and was waiting, but he ran out and was hit.
‘They had just gone to get KFC because he was hungry and he was just excited to get home.’
Flowers and a picture of Agarwin have been fixed to the railings nearby where he was struck down on the busy main road.
Yesterday his parents, who live just yards from where their son was killed, were said to be too distraught to speak.
A relative who answered the door said: ‘They [Agarwin’s parents] don’t want to say anything at the moment; we are all so sad, it’s such an awful thing to have happened.
‘It’s a 40mph limit on that road, but so many cars go much too fast, often much faster than the speed limit. It really needs to be stopped or more children will also be killed.’
The four-year-old died after being hit by a car while out for a Sunday walk in west London
Police, paramedics and the air ambulance were called to Uxbridge Road, Hayes, just before 7pm last night following reports of the collision
A Met Police spokesman added: ‘Police are appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage following a fatal collision in Hayes.
‘The pedestrian, a four-year-old boy, was treated at the scene before being taken to a central London hospital. Despite the best efforts of medical professionals, he died there in the early hours of Monday.
‘His family is aware. The car driver stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries.
‘No arrests have been made, enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing..’
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or 020 8991 9555 and quote CAD 5717/11Oct20. You can also tweet @MetCC.