Girl killed, others injured as car crashes into Wimbledon school

A girl was killed and several others were injured Thursday when a driver crashed an SUV into an elementary school in the Wimbledon district of London, about a mile from the site of the Grand Slam tennis tournament, Metropolitan Police said.

Police had listed seven children and two adults as injured before announcing that the girl had died. Metropolitan Police said the incident was not being treated as terror related.

"This is tragic news and our thoughts are with the girl's family and friends, and everyone affected today," Detective Chief Superintendent Clair Kelland said in a statement. "We remain at the scene and are continuing our investigation into the full circumstances of the incident."

Police were called to The Study all-girls school at 9:54 a.m., along with paramedics in ground and air ambulances. The driver of the vehicle, a woman in her 40s, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, police said.

Stephen Hammond, Wimbledon's representative in Parliament, said the section of the school where the crash took place caters to younger children between the ages of 4 and 8.

Unlike the Grand Slam event, the school is located in a fairly remote area surrounded by local parks, horse trails and golf courses. The road where the crash took place on is very narrow.

Police extended a large cordon around the school, and television pictures from overhead showed the SUV up against the wall of the building.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.