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A 12-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a car as he crossed a dual carriageway.

The youngster was left in a critical condition after the incident happened opposite a McDonalds on the A405 North Orbital Road in Watford.

Police are trying to find witnesses after the boy was hit by a blue Honda Civic as he crossed the carriageway on Friday just before 3pm, reports The Watford Observer

A 12-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a car as he crossed a dual carriageway

A 12-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a car as he crossed a dual carriageway

A 12-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a car as he crossed a dual carriageway

Hertfordshire Constabulary are urging the drivers of a dark coloured Range Rover and a small white van to contact them as they may have witnessed the collision. The driver of the car stopped at the scene, police said. 

The boy was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to Royal London Hospital where he is in a critical but stable condition.   

PC James Horn from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit said: ‘A young boy received serious head injuries and is in hospital in a critical condition.

The youngster was left in a critical condition after the incident happened opposite a McDonalds on the A405 North Orbital Road in Watford. Pictured: File image of the dual carriageway next to the McDonalds

The youngster was left in a critical condition after the incident happened opposite a McDonalds on the A405 North Orbital Road in Watford. Pictured: File image of the dual carriageway next to the McDonalds

The youngster was left in a critical condition after the incident happened opposite a McDonalds on the A405 North Orbital Road in Watford. Pictured: File image of the dual carriageway next to the McDonalds

‘We are supporting his parents whilst we investigate the circumstances of what happened yesterday afternoon. If you have any dash cam footage, please do get in touch.

‘We are also keen to trace the driver of a dark coloured Range Rover style 4×4 or SUV and a small white van which was behind a blue Nissan as they may have witnessed the collision.’ 

Anyone with any information are asked to contact PC Horn at james.horn@herts.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting reference 462 of October 1. 

The public can also report information online, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting Op Presepio.

Source: Daily Mail UK

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