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Boy, 12, hit by car in West Hampstead

PUBLISHED: 10:31 24 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:44 07 September 2010

A 12-year-old boy was hit by a car in West Hampstead as he walked home from school. The Hampstead School pupil was at the junction of Minster Road and Fordwych Road when he was struck at 3.25pm on Thursday last week. He was airlifted to hospital and roads

A 12-year-old boy was hit by a car in West Hampstead as he walked home from school.

The Hampstead School pupil was at the junction of Minster Road and Fordwych Road when he was struck at 3.25pm on Thursday last week.

He was airlifted to hospital and roads were closed off. He is now in a stable condition.

Headteacher Jacques Szemalikowski said: "From what I understand, he was struck by a car in what seems to have been an accident. We were very concerned to hear what happened to him and we went to the scene straight away and stayed with him until he was taken to the hospital.

"We made sure we spoke to the family and we are very concerned about his well-being.

"We look forward to him making a full recovery which we understand he will make. He is certainly out of danger now and we are delighted. It is very worrying when this sort of thing happens and we have spoken to all the students about what happened to emphasise the importance of road safety and looking after yourself over the Christmas break."

Chairman of the governors Geoff Berridge added: "It looks like it was a complete accident. The driver was deeply upset.

"When it happened, it looked potential life threatening.

"The medical team were concerned because he took such a bang to the head. Thankfully, these are rare occurrences.

"Everyone is hoping he will improve and get better."

The police traffic department is investigating the matter.


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