Boy, 10, badly injured in rush-hour alleged hit-and-run accident on A13 Bow Road
PUBLISHED: 15:34 25 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:49 25 November 2016
A 10-year-old boy has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after a rush-hour accident on the A11 in east London when police said the car involved failed to stop.
A teenager has since been arrested following the accident at 8.15am on the busy Bow Road.
London’s Air Ambulance was at the scene and the child was taken to the Royal London in Whitechapel.
“His injuries were found to be serious and possibly life-changing,” a police spokesman said. “But his condition is not life-threatening.”
The boy’s family were informed immediately.
The car involved which failed to stop after the accident was found by officers abandoned nearby, Scotland Yard confirmed this-afternoon. A youth of 18 has been arrested in connection with the investigation “on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop”. He was arrested at an east London address close to the accident and is currently being detained for questioning.
Police are appealing for witnesses to call 101 who were in Bow Road near corner of Alfred Street, outside Bow Road Underground Station, at around 8.15 this-morning.