Mother and Child Knocked Down at Pedestrian Crossing

Police appeal for witnesses to incident in Northolt


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A mother and young child have been injured after a motor scooter crashed into them on a pedestrian crossing in Northolt.

Officers were called at approximately 1650hrs on 21 May to reports of the incident in Church Road, Northolt.

The collision occurred as a woman aged 21, and her three-year-old daughter crossed at a pedestrian crossing outside Northolt Library.

The mother and daughter, were taken to a central London hospital for treatment. The woman remains in hospital with a leg injury - her condition is not life threatening. The child has since been discharged from hospital.

The scooter initially left the scene but returned a short while later. The rider of the scooter, a man (no further details) was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. He has since been bailed to a date in late August pending further inquiries.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Pidgeon from the Met's Traffic Unit said:

"I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time of this collision to come forward and speak to officers.

"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw the scooter involved, a silver Gilera being ridden by a man wearing a black crash helmet, which was travelling south on Church Road prior to the collision."

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 0208 842 1817 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

22nd May 2013



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