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Hit-and-run car was being chased by police when it ploughed into a family in Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow
A CAR which hit a mother and her two children before speeding off was being chased by police at the time, it has emerged.
A 35-year-old woman, her four-year-old son and 19-month-old daughter were all hurt in the crash in Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, at around 3.30pm on Wednesday (November 21).
It is believed they were on a pedestrian crossing near the junction with Western Road at the time.
They were taken to Whipps Cross Hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.
Police confirmed today that a marked police car was chasing the vehicle, a black Audi A3 estate, at the time in connection with an alleged burglary in Leyton.
The driver of the police car, a woman PC, and her male PC colleague passenger, stopped at the scene after the hit-and-run to give first aid to the injured family.
The Audi was later found at 1.25am burnt out in Bisterne Avenue, Walthamstow.
A Met spokesman said: "Officers from the Metropolitan Police Traffic Unit are investigating.
"The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed as is routine."
The road was closed for more than an hour and a half following the crash while police investigated.
In the immediate aftermath of the crash police initially told the Guardian that only one child had been hurt.
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