Girl, 12, dies in horrific car collision as two men flee on foot leaving their vehicle behind
Detectives have urged witnesses to come forward following the death of the 12-year-old girl
LONDON, UK: Detectives have urged witnesses to come forward after the death of a 12-year-old girl who was injured in a hit-and-run involving a Bentley Continental in north London during the weekend. The girl, who has not been named, was traveling in a Vauxhall Astra that crashed with the Bentley. The injured girl was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved. She was fatally injured in Colney Hatch Lane, Barnet, just after 10.10 pm on Saturday, August 20.
Two men who were in the Bentley reportedly fled on foot before police could arrive at the crash scene. A day before the girl died on Tuesday, August 23, a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. According to the Daily Mail, he was bailed until September.
Detective Inspector Ian Watson, from the Metropolitan Police Road and Transport Policing Command, said: "My thoughts are with the girl's family as they come to terms with this devastating news and we will do everything we can to support them at this difficult time. Our investigation into how the collision occurred continues and I encourage anyone with information about what happened to come forward if they haven't already done so." Anyone who has any information has been asked to call police on 020 8246 9820 or 101, quoting the reference CAD 7888/20Aug.
This incident brings disturbing flashbacks of a recent car crash that killed a pregnant mother, her unborn child, one-year-old son and four others. ICU nurse Nicole L Linton, 37, from Texas was charged with six counts of murder and five counts of vehicular manslaughter after a 100mph car crash in Windsor Hills, Los Angeles, killed the people.
The fiery crash was caught on surveillance camera, showing a Mercedes speeding into the frame at full velocity as cross traffic on Slauson moved west through the intersection. The Mercedes subsequently slammed into multiple vehicles, prompting a fire. The vehicles were seen still skidding through the intersection, coming to a halt in front of a gas station.
At least six vehicles were involved in the crash and the impact of the crash caused at least three of them to burst into flames. Witnesses described how there was a terrifying loud noise at the time of the crash, which was followed by fire and sparking electricity. Thick plumes of smoke were seen drifting into the sky before firefighters arrived. Pregnant Asherey Ryan, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her one-year-old child Alonzo Luchiano Quintero and her unborn baby boy also died as a result of the crash. The unborn child's father, Renald, was killed too. Asherey, Renald and Alonzo were going to see a doctor for a pregnancy check-up when the accident took place.