Erith: Schoolboy ‘trapped under car for 40 minutes’ after being struck on school run

 (Daniel Stone)
(Daniel Stone)

A schoolboy was trapped for 40 minutes underneath a car after being struck on the school run in south London.

The victim was hit on Alsike Road outside Parkway Primary in Erith at 8.40 am on Friday.

He was freed by firefighters and loaded onto a stretcher before being taken to hospital.

The boy’s injuries were described “as not life-threatening”.

The driver was not arrested, police said.

Witness Daniel Stone said: “He was under the car for around 40 minutes before they took him out.

“The paramedics and fire service pulled him from under the car.

“They were checking his condition before deciding to move him.

“He was between the front and rear wheel on the driver’s side, next to the rear wheel.”

He added: “The driver was very upset. She left the scene with some local residents shortly after the boy was taken to hospital.”

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called to reports of a collision involving a car and a child on Alsike Road, Erith.

“Officers attended. The boy was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

“The car stopped at the scene. No arrests.”