Teenage rider arrested after collision on The Vale
Pedestrian crossing on The Vale near Agnes Road. Picture: Google Streetview
A two-year-old girl is in hospital in a critical condition after being involved in a collision with a moped on The Vale this Tuesday (8 June).
She was hit when crossing the road with her family at a pedestrian crossing near the junctionwith Agnes Road close to the Tesco Metro store shortly before 6.34pm.
The rider of the moped, a 19-year-old man, stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drugs and remain in custody.
A helicopter from the London Air Ambulance service was called to the incident.
Her next of kin has been informed.
London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance also attended the scene.
Detective Sergeant Nush Puvitharan from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said, “The incident happened as the girl and her family were crossing the street at traffic lights while other vehicles waited.
“Some of those road users would have seen the incident, or may have recorded the events on dash-cam footage and, if so, I would urge them to come forward and speak to police.
“This information could prove vital in ensuring we can piece together exactly what happened in this incident.”
Police are appealing for witnesses and any drivers with dash-cam footage to come forward. Officers are urging anyone who can assist this investigation to contact the witness appeal line on 020 8246 9820.
You can also contact police via 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6736/8June.
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June 9, 2021