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12-year-old boy airlifted to hospital “with serious head injuries” after being hit by car

12-year-old boy is airlifted to hospital “with serious head injuries” after being hit by a car while crossing a two-lane road

  • The 12-year-old boy was left in critical condition after the crash happened in front of a McDonalds on a four-lane road in Watford
  • The child was airlifted to hospital after being struck by a blue Honda Civic while crossing the dual carriageway
  • Police urge witnesses or those with dash cam footage to contact them










A 12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a car while crossing a two-lane road.

The youngster was left in critical condition after the incident happened in front of a McDonalds on the A405 North Orbital Road in Watford.

Police are trying to find witnesses after the boy was struck by a blue Honda Civic as he crossed the pavement on Friday just before 3 p.m., reports The Watford Observer.

12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a car while crossing a two-lane road

Hertfordshire Police are urging drivers of a dark colored Range Rover and a small white van to contact them as they may have witnessed the collision. The driver of the car stopped at the scene, police said.

The boy was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to Royal London Hospital where he is in critical but stable condition.

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Police Unit PC James Horn said: “A young boy sustained a serious head injury and is hospitalized in critical condition.

The youngster was left in critical condition after the incident happened in front of a McDonalds on the A405 North Orbital Road in Watford.  Pictured: File image of the two-lane road next to McDonalds

The youngster was left in critical condition after the incident happened in front of a McDonalds on the A405 North Orbital Road in Watford. Pictured: File image of the two-lane road next to McDonalds

“We are supporting his parents as we investigate the circumstances of what happened yesterday afternoon. If you have dashcam pictures, please contact us.

“We also want to track down the driver of a dark-colored Range Rover-style 4×4 or SUV and a small white pickup truck who was behind a blue Nissan as they may have witnessed the collision.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Horn at [email protected] or call 101 quoting reference 462 from October 1st.

The public can also report information online, speak to an operator in the Force communications room via live chat, or call non-urgent number 101, citing Op Presepio.

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