Schoolboy, 14, killed in Brent Cross crash named

Joel Williams from Holloway, died after being struck on the North Circular Road

A schoolboy who died after being hit by a car on the North Circular Road, near Brent Cross, has been named.

Joel Williams, 14, from Holloway, north London, was critically injured while trying to cross the busy A406 last Tuesday at around 3.30pm.

He was rushed to hospital but died from head injuries the following morning.

An inquest at North London Coroners’ Court has been opened and adjourned.

Tributes to Joel have been left on social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter.

The driver of the Mercedes Estate stopped at the scene and was not arrested.

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Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward

Senior Investigating Officer DS Chris Osborne, from the Collision Investigation Unit at Northolt Traffic Garage, said: “This is a very serious collision that happened on one of London’s busiest roads.

“It is very important we find out exactly how this occurred and the events leading up to it.

“If anyone saw the collision or knows anything about what happened beforehand please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Northolt Traffic Garage on 020 8842 1817