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Boy hit by bus in Dagenham Heathway

PUBLISHED: 14:50 06 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:28 06 March 2015

The bus had a smashed windscreen following the collision (picture: Annie/@Anniee10M)

The bus had a smashed windscreen following the collision (picture: Annie/@Anniee10M)

Annie/@Anniee10M

A boy was taken to hospital “as a priority” after being hit by a 175 bus in Dagenham this morning.

The collision at the junction of the Heathway and Arnold Road (picture: Nathan Rogers/@naterogers9)The collision at the junction of the Heathway and Arnold Road (picture: Nathan Rogers/@naterogers9)

The collision occurred at the junction of the Heathway and Arnold Road at about 8.10am.

Medics from the London Ambulance Service treated the 15-year-old at the scene for head, chest, leg and pelvic injuries.

The London Air Ambulance was also despatched but the boy was taken to the Royal London Hospital in an ambulance “as a priority”, although a Metropolitan Police spokesman said that his injuries were not life-threatening.

Speaking to the Post, an eyewitness said: “I was standing at the bus stop and I saw this lad run across a zebra crossing.

“I saw him go to run across the other bit and I thought ‘please don’t, you’re going to get hit’.”

“His art folder went up in the air.”

He said that several passers-by stopped to help until emergency services arrived.

Transport for London confirmed that a collision had taken place and head of bus operations Ken Davidson said that there would be “a full investigation into this incident.”

No arrests have been made.

Did you see what happened? Call the newsdesk on 020 8477 3834 or email sophie.morton@archant.co.uk

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