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Doctors rush to aid of girl, 12, in ‘horrible’ Archway hit-and-run

'We heard something going on, people screaming and shouting.'

05 July, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

Ashbrook Road where the girl, 12, was in a collision with a black Range Rover

DOCTORS rushed to the aid of a 12-year-old after a “horrible” hit-and-run in Archway.

The police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the car was in a collision with a girl who was walking on a pavement in Ashbrook Road on Thursday June 20 at about 5pm.

The incident happened yards from the St Johns Way Medical Centre.

Jack Johnson-Rose, the practice manager there, said: “We heard something going on, people screaming and shouting.

“So our nurse, one of our doctors and a trainee went out and found the girl on the side of the pavement.

“They gave first aid and tried to reassure her. She was on her own, but her mother quickly came down.

“Very quickly a paramedic arrived.”

The girl was taken to a central London hospital where she remains. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

St Johns Way GP Chris Cooper said: “Having heard various people talk about it, it was obviously a horrible accident.

“What our staff were mostly able to do is a bit of reassurance, making sure things were as safe as can be until the emergency medics arrived and were able to do their work.”

A police spokesperson said: “The car did not stop at the scene and enquiries, including analysis of CCTV, are ongoing to trace the driver.

“The car involved was a black Range Rover. Police enquiries are ongoing to trace this vehicle; we are not releasing additional details of the vehicle at this time.”

Anyone with information or dash cam footage can call police on 101 quoting CAD 5954/20JUN or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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