Detectives are appealing for information after a driver failed to stop following a collision with a child in the Brixton Hill area. They are also urging the driver to contact police.
Police were called to the scene of the collision at Kingswood Road this afternoon.
The child, a 10-year-old boy, was taken by ambulance to a London hospital where his condition is critical.
The driver failed to stop at the scene. The vehicle is a light-coloured Audi hatchback, believed to be an Audi A3. It is likely to have sustained damage to the headlights.
DS Steve Pidegon of the Met’s roads and transport policing command said: “It is impossible to believe that the driver did not know they had been involved in a very serious collision. I am urging this driver to come forward and speak with us immediately.”
Richard Atkins primary school is at the junction of Kingswood Road and New Park Road and Lambeth council and the transport charity Sustrans have been working on reducing the number of accidents involving children in the area.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information that may assist police should call the Collision Investigation Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157.
To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.