Girl, 11, dies after lorry collision in Streatham Place

Hani Haji died after being hit by a lorry in Streatham Place

An 11-year-old girl died yesterday after being struck by a lorry on Streatham Place, Streatham Hill.

Hani Haji Hassan was involved in the collision at about 3.20pm on the south circular road, shortly after stepping off her bus from school.

The girl, who was from Streatham, was taken to Kings College Hospital with severe head injuries, but died later with her parents at her side.

Her father Aweis Haji, 43, told the Standard: “No parents should have to take the decision we had to and turn off the life support it is the worst experience to see your daughter like that.

“We as a family are devastated. Hani was very clever and wanted to be a doctor. She studied very hard and had every chance of making her dream come true.”

Hani was the oldest of six daughters.

Mr Haji added: “She was the oldest and so helped to look after all the others. She was a fantastic sister and daughter. We cannot believe she has gone.

“She also had lots of friends and could not have been a better person.”

Following the news of the  collision, Streatham MP Chuka Umunna  said: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the heart breaking tragedy that happened in the heart of our community in Streatham Hill yesterday afternoon.

“My thoughts, and the thoughts of everyone living locally, are with the family of this young girl at this very difficult time.”

The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene but was not arrested.

Police officers from Hampton traffic garage are investigating the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Anybody with information can speak to officers by calling 020 8941 9011, or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



  1. My thoughts go out with this lovely girls parents and family.I never knew this girl but this tragic accident happend not far from where I live.when I heard about this I was heart parent should have to go through this.r.I.p sweet heart.may you be at peace with all the other angels.

  2. You went to my skl. Your such a beautiful girl, and you life taken so quickly away from you. Your missed sooo very much, your thinked about every day! I never knew you but I could see you was loved by others and even teachers! We all cried as a skl when we heard you gone and left us. R.I.P Hani <3 sleep tight in heaven <3

  3. The photo in the Evening Standard, and the description that she got off the 57 bus, showthe accident occurring on Atkins Rd, between New Park Rd & Forster Rd

Comments are closed.