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Boy hit by car in Erith High Street had 'lucky escape'
A TEENAGE boy had a “very lucky escape” when he avoided serious injury after being hit by a car in Erith town centre yesterday.
Eye-witness Rebecca Brown said they were screams of horror as the 14-year-old collided with the silver Lexus estate.
Emergency services were called to Erith High Street at about 1.15pm.
The boy suffered a head injury and was taken to King’s College Hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening or life changing.
Rebecca Brown said: “He ran out in front of the silver car being careless.
“He went in the air and landed about a metre to the left and 1.5 metres in front of the car.
“He was fully conscious had a small bleed to the back of his head and complained of leg pain.
“There were many bystanders and witnesses to the accident who were screaming and going stupid. some trying to help and other being nosey.
“He seemed to have had a very lucky escape.”
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