Young woman suffers 'life-changing' injuries after being hit by car in Maida Vale

Jonathan Mitchell
The scene of the crash in Maida Vale: Linda Wisdom Photography

A young woman was left with "life-changing" injuries after she was hit by a car in Maida Vale.

Police were called to Elgin Avenue at about 6.45pm on Monday following reports a woman had been hit by a car.

On arrival, officers found a 24-year-old being treated by paramedics having been “thrown into the air and onto a parked white VW Golf”, police said.

She was taken to a central London hospital where she remains with life-changing injuries.

It is believed the woman was hit by a passing Honda Jazz.

One witness reported seeing the road blocked by two police cars while officers attended to the scene.

A Met spokesman said: “Officers were called about 6.30pm on Monday, April 17 to Elgin Avenue, following reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian.

“On arrival they found a 24-year-old woman being treated by the London Ambulance Service.

“It is believed the woman was in collision with a silver Honda Jazz. She was thrown into the air and onto a parked white VW Golf before landing on the pavement.

“There were a number of people in the immediate area at the time and officers are keen to hear from any witnesses.”

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and was arrested in connection with the crash.

He has since been bailed until mid-May.

Anyone with information should call Westminster police on 020 7321 8262 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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