Boy, 5, fights for life with horror head injuries after being struck by car outside London school


A FIVE-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a car in London this afternoon.

He is suffering from life-threatening head injuries after he was hit at 3.30pm today outside Launcelot Primary School in Downham, near Bromley, south east London.

The woman driving the car has not been arrested.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “A car is believed to have been in a collision with a five-year-old boy outside Launcelot Primary School.

“The child has been taken to a south London hospital. At this time his injuries are being treated as life-threatening.

“The driver of the car, a female, has not been arrested.

“Enquiries continue.”

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman added: “We sent an advanced paramedic, an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and a single responder in a car to the scene.

“We treated a child at the scene for head injuries and took them as a priority to a major trauma centre.”


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