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Pedestrian airlifted to hospital with head injuries after being hit by car outside Ilford train station

PUBLISHED: 10:13 09 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:36 09 September 2014

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A man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after being hit by a car outside Ilford railway station last night.

The pedestrian, said to be in his 40s, was treated at the scene on Cranbrook Road before being taken by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital following the collision at around 10.45pm.

A spokesman for the Met Police said the driver of the car, a 28-year-old man, had been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and remained in custody this morning.

He said the pedestrian had sustained serious injuries but they were not believed to be life-threatening.

The road remained closed until around 4am.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said two ambulance crews, a single responder car, a duty station officer and the air ambulance attended.

Crews were on the scene until around 11.45pm, with the pedestrian being taken to the major trauma centre at the hospital in Whitechapel as a priority.


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