Boy, 8, suffers neck and head injuries in Camden Road crash

A BOY suffered head and neck injuries after a horror collision with a car in Holloway this morning.

The incident occurred on the busy four-way junction of Camden Road and York Way at 9am when an eight-year-old boy was struck by an Audi.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and he is now in a stable condition in St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

Eyewitness Trevor Mingail is a manager for Quadrillion Construction which is building 12 flats on the corner of Brecknock Road and Camden Road.

He said: “I was standing on the scaffolding and heard someone slam on the brakes and then saw a boy go flying through the air. The boy was moving but he was in quite a bad way. There was blood everywhere. He was sent flying about 30 foot in the air. I rushed downstairs and one of the guys had called the ambulance. It all happened so quickly. I just hope the boy is okay.”

Several people near the accident scene – which is yards from The Unicorn pub – suggested the boy may have been riding a bike.

Police closed the road until just before midday.

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The Audi driver was uninjured and stopped at the scene. No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

London Ambulance Service sent one ambulance, a single responder and an air ambulance doctor who arrived at a nearby field by helicopter and then provided first aid to the boy on route to the hospital.

There are four primaries school – Tufnell Park, Brecknock, Torriano and Hungerford - near to where the boy was injured, but it has not been confirmed which school he attended.

A police spokesman said: “An eight-year-old child was involved in a collision with a black Audi TT and sustained head and leg injuries. He was taken to hospital, where his injuries have been confirmed as non life threatening or changing.”