Police have confirmed the bin lorry driver who died at scene of a crash in Kidbrooke was a 29-year-old man.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the scene in Broad Walk, shortly after 8am on Monday following the collision.

An 11-year-old child taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition is a boy, police have further revealed.

Two males were also taken to hospital, whose injuries have since been assessed as neither life-changing nor life-threatening, while two others were treated and discharged at the scene.

Work is ongoing to trace the victim’s next of kin, and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Detective Constable Neil Webb, who leads the investigation, said: “This was a traumatic incident and my thoughts are with those involved and their loved ones.

“We are conducting extensive enquiries into what happened, and I’m keen to hear from witnesses and those with dash-cam or CCTV footage of the incident. Please help us piece together what happened.”

One neighbour said she heard a loud bang that sounded like "an earthquake".

London Fire Brigade said the crash, involving a lorry and two cars, led to structural damage to a house in Woolacombe Road.

One of the firefighters on the scene, station commander Nathan Hobson, said: "It was a challenging incident and it appears that a lorry collided with two cars and crashed into a house.

"Specialist urban search and rescue crews attended the scene and efforts were made to free the lorry driver but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene."

Officers are appealing for witnesses and relevant footage following the crash.

Officers from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command are appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information, or dash-cam or home CCTV footage, to help them establish the circumstances of the incident.

Road closures are in place and the public are asked to avoid the area.

Anyone with information can call 020 8285 1574 or tweet MetCC quoting CAD 1414/14Sept. To stay anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.