Search

Boy, 10, suffers serious leg injuries after being hit by car in Gants Hill

14:30 07 August 2014

The police cordon outside Gants Hill Library, in Cranbrook Road, after the accident

The police cordon outside Gants Hill Library, in Cranbrook Road, after the accident

Archant

A 10-year-old boy has suffered serious leg injuries after being hit by a car in Gants Hill.

Police vehicles at the scenePolice vehicles at the scene

The London Ambulance Service was called to Gants Hill Library, in Cranbrook Road, at 12.20pm to reports of a collision.

The child was treated by one crew, an advanced paramedic and a single responder before being taken to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, with foot and leg injuries.

Michael Green, 68, of Headley Drive, in Gants Hill, said: “I had come out from the underground station at about 1.05 or 1.10pm and saw five or six police vehicles on the road - you couldn’t miss it.

“The road had been taped off around the scene of the incident.”

Mr Green said he saw the police investigation unit join the other officers at approximately 1.20pm.

He added: “I hope whatever happened that this child is not too badly injured.”

Following the incident, Cranbrook Road was blocked southbound towards Gants Hill Roundabout and a single alternate flow was directed by the police.

The road is now fully open.

Mr Green said he has had concerns about the safety of the road for some time and believes the pedestrian crossing outside the library may be faulty.

Redbridge police are investigating the collision and have not made any arrests so far.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101.

Read more:

Cranbrook Road, Ilford, blocked southbound following collision

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

11:59
Abu killed girlfriend Sannah Javed

A man has been jailed for just seven years after admitting beating his girlfriend to death.

10:47
Vicky Hobart, Redbridge director of public health

Almost a quarter of children who died in Redbridge last year had parents who were blood relations, a report has revealed.

07:00
Glasbury House, which is being sold by Redbridge Council.

Campaigners made a last ditch attempt to save a popular children’s outdoor centre during last night’s full council meeting.

Yesterday, 17:16
Redbridge Mini Games at the Redbridge Sports Centre.
Mossford School V St Aidens School  ( Football )

Youngsters have been burning off energy this week taking part in a wide range of sporty events.

Most read news

Competitions

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Cheers!

We’re giving you the chance to win six cases of this fab Bradshaw Chardonnay.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder