WALTHAMSTOW: Pedestrians injured as car mounts pavement (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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WALTHAMSTOW: Pedestrians injured as car mounts pavement
A TEENAGER and his friend were sent flying when they were hit by a car which mounted the pavement, it has been claimed.
Witnesses say two pedestrians were injured when the vehicle crashed in Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow.
It happened just before midnight last Wednesday (August 11) but details have only now emerged.
The London Ambulance Service (LAS) confirmed it took two people to hospital following the incident.
A 15-year-old teenager was rushed to hospital as a priority with leg injuries, while his companion, whose age has not been confirmed, received head injuries.
The Guardian is awaiting further details from the police.
Resident Thomas Murphy, 74, was woken by the sound of the crash to find the teen lying injured by his doorstep.
He said: "I had just gone to bed when I heard the bang.
"I came downstairs to see what had happened and one of them was lying in my front garden covered in blood.
"The ambulance teams were on the scene very quickly and took him off. He didn't look in a good way.
"I heard another person was thrown into my neighbour's garden too."
The crash happened near the junction with Coppermill Lane.
Several house fronts were damaged in the crash, as was a nearby bus stop.
There are unconfirmed reports that a second car was also involved.
The LAS treated the crash as a major incident, sending two single responder cars, an air ambulance crew in a car, two ambulance crews, a duty manager and a hazardous area response team.
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