A THREE-YEAR-OLD has died after being hit by a van in Croydon town centre. The girl, believed to have been in a pushchair, suffered a cardiac arrest after the collision with a DPD courier in Woburn Court, off Wellesley Road, at 8.45am this morning (Monday). London's Air Ambulance attended the scene and the girl was rushed to St George's Hospital, in Tooting. A police spokesman said the girl was pronounced dead at 10.03 am. Her next of kin has been informed. Scotland Yard said the driver, a 36-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and is currently in custody at a south London police station. DPD confirmed that one of its vehicles had been involved in the incident. A spokesman added: "Staff from our Croydon depot have been at the scene helping police. "Our deepest sympathy goes to the family involved and we will continue to work closely with the emergency services investigating the incident." A London Ambulance Service (LAS) spokesman said that a single responder, one ambulance crew, the duty foficer and the Air Ambulance had been sent to the scene. LAS originally said the girl was eight-years-old but has now confirmed she was three. The collision is being investigated by officers from the Road Death investigation unit at the Met's Catford Traffic Garage. Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to call 020 8285 1574.
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