Update, Wednesday 4.26pm: The Met Police confirm the boy’s condition is now stable, although they can’t yet release his name.
Before: A boy of seven is in a critical condition after he was hit by a car at Clapton Common Monday evening.
Paramedics treated the boy for “leg and facial injuries,” the London Ambulance Service said.
He was taken to the Royal London Hospital. The hospital could not give an update on the patient’s condition, as he has not yet been named to be press.
The Metropolitan Police told Eastlondonlines they were continuing their enquiries into the incident and no arrests had been made.
The incident took place on Osbaldeston Road, at the junction of Clapton Common. The ambulance was called at 7.19pm Monday.
A spokesperson for Transport for London confirmed the roads were closed for two and a half hours, causing serious delays in the surrounding area.
Road traffic accidents had become less frequent since the speed limit in residential roads in Hackney was reduced to 20mph in 2008.
It was announced in February that the limit would be extended to the borough’s main roads later this year.