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Suspected hit and run crash in Court Road, Orpington leaves boy, 11, fighting for his life

By Rachel Dixon

An 11-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was hit by a car in a suspected hit and run.

The incident happened just before 7pm yesterday in Court Road, near the junction with Goddington Lane, Orpington.

A Met Police spokesman confirmed a man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and making off from the scene of an accident.

A collision in Court Road Orpington has left an 11-year-old boy fighting for his life. Pic from @999london
A collision in Court Road Orpington has left an 11-year-old boy fighting for his life. Pic from @999london

“The child was treated at the scene before being taken to an east London hospital for treatment.

"He remains there in a critical condition.

“His next of kin have been informed."

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving (Stock picture)
A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving (Stock picture)

The car involved did not initially stop but came to a halt a short distance away.

The spokesperson added: “Officers, London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance all attended the scene."

A man remains in custody at a south London police station.

Court Road has been taped off as police make inquires into the circumstances.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6316/13Apr.

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