- Two children were hurt by a bus in Clapton Common and were taken to hospital
- Police said that the bus stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made
Two children have been rushed to hospital after being hit by a bus in London last night.
One of the youngsters was initially feared to be fighting for their lives following the smash in Clapton Common, shortly before 7pm on Saturday.
They were rushed to hospital with ‘life-threatening’ injuries police said. The second child was also taken to hospital but their condition was not as serious.
The two are understood to have become trapped underneath the bus after they were hit.
In a statement, the Met Police said: ‘Police were called shortly before 7pm on Saturday, January 20, to a bus in collision with two pedestrians in Clapton Common.
‘Officers attended the scene. The two pedestrians, both children, have been taken to hospital for treatment. One is in a life-threatening condition. ‘
Two children were rushed to hospital after being hit by a bus on Clapton Common earlier this evening, with police called at approximately 7 pm
They are understood to have become trapped underneath the bus after being hit on Saturday night
The bus stopped at the scene and no arrests were made, police added.
Images from the scene of the accident showed multiple ambulances, a fire engine, and police.
The westbound carriageway of the A107 was blocked while emergency services dealt with the incident, which occurred near Craven Walk.
The 253 and 254 buses are on diversion as a result of road closures.
The child initially though to have been in a critical condition was later said to be in since non-life threatening condition.
In a statement, the Met added: ‘The parents of both children are with them at hospital.’