Teen girl, 15, dies from injuries after tragic incident at go-karting centre

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Police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl died after suffering serious injuries in an incident at a go-karting centre.

Emergency crews rushed to Capital Karts, in Barking, east London at around 3pm on August 6 following reports that a teenager had been injured.

Metropolitan police officers and paramedics attended the incident and the girl was rushed to an East London Hospital.

She was then treated at a major trauma centre but pronounced dead on Tuesday.

The girl's family have been informed and are being supported by specialist staff, EssexLive reports.

Officers are now liaising with health and safety officials from the local council over the incident.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called on Friday (6 August) at 2.23pm to reports of an incident at Rippleside Commercial Estate in Barking, IG11.

"We sent a number of resources including an ambulance, medics in response cars, an advanced paramedic and an incident response officer. We also dispatched London’s air ambulance."

They went on: "We treated a person at the scene before taking them to a London major trauma centre."

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A Met spokesman said that enquiries are ongoing.

He said: "Police were called by the London Ambulance Service shortly after 3pm on Friday to reports of an injured teenager at commercial premises on Ripple Road in Barking.

"Officers and London’s Air Ambulance attended. The 15-year-old girl was taken to an east London hospital where she was pronounced dead on Tuesday, August 10. Her family have been informed."

He added: "Officers are liaising with health and safety officials from the local council. Enquiries continue."

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