Man arrested for dangerous driving after child hit by car

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A child is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a car on Wednesday night.

Police were called at 8.20pm on November 11 to reports of a car in collision with a child in Jessam Avenue, Upper Clapton.

The child, an eight-year-old boy, was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the car involved, a man in his 20s, stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

He has been taken to an east London police station.


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He was subsequently bailed to appear at a police station on a date later in November.

Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command continue to investigate.

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