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Woman and child hit by car being towed in Bexleyheath

PUBLISHED: 14:20 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:11 23 October 2018

An air ambulance attended the scene. Picture: Emily Evans

An air ambulance attended the scene. Picture: Emily Evans

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Police are investigating after a woman and a two-year-old girl were hit by a car which broke free while being towed in Bexleyheath yesterday.

Met Police confirmed that the driver of tow vehicle did not stop at the scene. Picture: Emily EvansMet Police confirmed that the driver of tow vehicle did not stop at the scene. Picture: Emily Evans

At 10.14am on Monday October 22 police received reports that a woman and a child had been involved in a collision with a car on Danson Road.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.

The woman, believed to be aged in her 50s, was taken to hospital for treatment.

Her injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening or life changing.

The child, a two-year-old girl, suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The collision is believed to have been caused by a car that was being towed breaking free from the tractor unit.

Following the incident, Danson Road was blocked both ways and bus diversions were in place throughout the day.

TfL Bus Alerts tweeted that Route B14 had been diverted between Danson Interchange and Bexleyheath Broadway due to the incident.

Dave Brown took to Twitter to say: “Road blocked due to accident on A221 Danson Road both ways from Bean Road to Lodge Lane.

“Detour in operation - local bus B14 is affected. Buses have confirmed they are unable to get past following an accident.”

A Met Police spokeswoman confirmed that the driver of the tractor unit did not stop at the scene.

Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing and no arrests have been made.

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