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Man rushed to hospital after suspected hit and run in Barking

PUBLISHED: 15:07 17 September 2020 | UPDATED: 16:55 17 September 2020

A male is fighting for his life after a suspected hit and run in Longbridge Road. Picture: Google

A male is fighting for his life after a suspected hit and run in Longbridge Road. Picture: Google

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A man was rushed to hospital after a suspected hit and run in Barking.

Police were called to Longbridge Road, Barking at 9.30pm yesterday (September 16) following reports of a pedestrian suffering a head injury.

A Met spokesperson said: “A 44-year-old man was taken to hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.

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“The car is reported to have left the scene. Enquiries to locate the driver are ongoing.”

An advanced paramedic, ambulance crew, incident response officer and London’s air ambulance were dispatched with the first medics arriving within five minutes.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”

Strathfield Gardens and Aldersey Gardens saw road closures while officers investigated.

No arrests have been made.


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