10-year-old Boy Seriously Injured in Cabul Road Collision

Five taken to hospital after car ploughed into group attending memorial service

Cabul Road near Christ Church & St Stephen's. Picture: Google Streetview

A 10-year-old boy has suffered injuries that may be life-changing after being hit by a car in Battersea this Sunday evening (14 August).

He was taken to hospital along with four other people including another child after a car ploughed into them in a private car park on Cabul Road shortly before 7.30pm. The group had been attending a memorial service.

After hitting the pedestrians, the car crashed into a tree.

The 72-year-old driver stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of motoring offences including causing serious injury. He has been bailed to a date in mid-September pending further enquiries.

Detective Constable Benjamin Simpson from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said, ‘’This is a very sad incident in which multiple pedestrians were injured in a private car park at a memorial service.

"We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who has any information to come forward and contact the police.’’

Anybody with information is urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8543 5157, via 101 or @MetCC quoting reference CAD 6460/14Aug.

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August 16, 2022