A ten-year-old boy has been knocked down after being involved in a car accident.
The boy was hit by a car and injured on Lewisham High Street earlier this morning, just before eight am.
Lewisham Police were called at 7:58am today, and attended the scene to divert buses and cars and cordon off the area.
The boy was taken by ambulance to a South London hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called today to Lewisham High Street to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian. We sent two ambulance crews to the scene.
We treated a child at the scene and took them as a priority to a major trauma centre.”
TFL Bus Alerts tweeted earlier today alerting the public of the bus routes that had been disrupted due to the road being closed:
Routes 47 54 75 136 185 199 and 208 are diverted due to the closure of Lewisham High Street at Romborough Way following a traffic collision.
— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) October 30, 2018
However later today buses are said to have returned to their normal routes.
A passer by also tweeted regarding the accident:
Young child has been knocked over on Lewisham High Street. I hope he is ok.
Avoid the area, blocked off by Police #lewisham
— Andrea Allen (@ajallen1309) October 30, 2018
A spokesperson for the Met Police has said: “The pedestrian, a ten-year-old boy, has been taken to a South London hospital. We await an update on his condition. Road closures are in place. Enquiries continue.”