A woman is fighting for life after being hit by a motorbike in the same area where an eight-year-old boy died earlier this year under similar circumstances.

Yesterday (October 18), at around 10:04pm, emergency services were called to the scene of a crash between the A206 and Maxey Road, involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian.

The woman, 23, was treated at the scene for a severe head injury before being rushed to hospital.

The rider of the motorbike reportedly left the scene before police arrived.

No arrests have been made, and road closures and diversions currently remain in place whilst police conduct enquiries.

Anyone with information can contact Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 285 1574 quoting CAD 7607/9NOV or by calling 101 or tweeting @MetCC.

Information can also be reported anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A petition to add a speed camera to Plumstead Road, a main road that links to Maxey Road, previously received more than 1,800 signatures, after an eight-year-old boy was killed on the street earlier this year.

A motorbike crashed with Mustafa Ahmed, his dad Mohamed and brother Ahmed, as they were on the way to the Greenwich Islamic Centre at 7.30am on February 19.

Both Mohamed, aged in his 40s, and Ahmed, 10, were found with serious injuries and taken to hospital for further treatment.

The rider, Nicholas Hopkins, 20, of Burrage Grove, Plumstead was charged on Wednesday, March 15 with the following offences:

• Causing death by dangerous driving;

• Causing Death While Driving Uninsured;

• Causing Death While Driving Unlicensed;

• Two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving;

• Possession of cannabis;

• Racially Aggravated public order offence;

• Failing to provide a sample of blood.

The petition, which reportedly has 1,860 signatures, said: “The speed of that stretch of road is dangerous with many cars jumping the red lights on a regular basis.

"There has been a number of [road traffic accidents], with the most recent one taking the life of an eight-year-old boy and putting his father and his 10-year-old brother in critical condition in hospital.

“All residents that are crossing that stretch of Plumstead Road feel unsafe and would like the council to take action immediately.”

Local Labour Councillor Asli Mohammed, a family friend, told the Evening Standard that Mustafa was a happy, caring, and compassionate young boy who enjoyed playing on the trampoline and playing football.

A deputy at the mosque also described the young victim as “so respectful” and had “lots of friends”, according to the Evening Standard.