Two children hit by bus following horror crash in Clapton Common

The bus crash was at Clapton Common in Hackney (Google Maps)
The bus crash was at Clapton Common in Hackney (Google Maps)

Two children were rushed to hospital after being hit by a bus in Clapton Common, near Hackney in north east London.

Both of the pedestrians were rushed to hospital on Saturday evening after the collision, with emergency services saying that one was in a critical condition.

Metropolitan Police were called around 7pm and attended the scene on the A107, near Craven Walk. On Saturday night, the force said that one was fighting for their life and the other was in hospital with lesser injuries.

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An updated statement on Sunday morning read: “Officers attended the scene. The two pedestrians, both children, have been taken to hospital for treatment. Neither is in a life-threatening condition. The parents of both children are with them at the hospital.”

The force added that the bus stopped at the scene after the collision and that there has been no arrest.

“Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing,” the statement added.

Local councillor Susan Fajana-Thomas tweeted: “Both children are being treated at local East London Hospital where their injuries are being fully assessed.

“I hope they are ok. Due to the nature of the incident local road closures are in place while the incident is being investigated by specialist officers. Please avoid the area if possible.”

Hackney Council added: “Residents are being advised to avoid routes between A107 at the Clapton Common junction with Craven Walk N16, due to a serious road traffic accident. Road closures are in place in the area, and emergency services are still on the scene.”