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Teenage pedestrian injured in Barking collision

News   •   Jan 17, 2017 15:56 GMT

Detectives are appealing for information after a motorist left a girl injured when their car mounted a pavement in Barking.

The collision happened on Friday, 13 January at about 17:15hrs on Ripple Road, Barking near the entrance to Rippleside Cemetery.

A 16-year-old-girl was walking along the pavement when the silver Mercedes C-class mounted the footway and struck her.

Following the collision, the Mercedes failed to stop and drove away in the direction of Barking town centre.

The London Ambulance Service attended and the girl was taken to an east London hospital. She suffered a fractured skull, a fractured collar bone and cuts to the head, legs and arms. 

She remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Enquiries continue by detectives from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit. There have been no arrests at this time.

The Mercedes is likely to have front-end damage as pieces of plastic car trim and parts of a number plate were found at the scene. 

The damage is likely to be lower front-end but the bonnet and front wings may also be damaged.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have any information regarding the vehicle or its driver.

Anyone with information should contact investigating officers on 020 8345 4955 or via @MetCC on Twitter. 

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you do not want to give your name.