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Three teenage girls arrested after pedestrian is injured by ‘stolen car’ in Kentish Town crash

Homes evacuated in Kentish Town after car crashes into garden

23 August, 2018 — By William McLennan

THREE teenage girls – one aged 14 – were arrested in the early hours of this morning after a collision that left a pedestrian with a critical head injury.

Police were called to Leighton Road, Kentish Town, at around 2:30am to reports that a Nissan Primera had collided with a pedestrian, aged in his 60s, and then crashed into the front garden of a home.

The occupants of the car, which is believed to have been stolen, fled the scene, police said

Officers later arrested three teenage girls – aged 14, 16 and 17 – on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving. They remain in custody.

The pedestiran suffered a “severe head injury” and is in hospital in a critical condition.

The car was leaking fuel and homes next to the crash site were temporarily evacuated, police said. Residents have now returned home.

Road closures remain in place while the investigation continues and police have advised motorists to avoid the area. A car was seen on its side in Leighton Road, near the junction with Leverton Street. It is now being removed from the scene by police.

Scotland Yard said in a statement: “At the scene a Nissan Primera vehicle had been in collision with a pedestrian and subsequently crashed into the front of garden of a house.

“The pedestrian, a man in his 60s, was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service having suffered a severe head injury. His condition is critical. The injured man’s family has been notified and we await further update on his condition.

“The occupants of the vehicle, which is believed to have been stolen, made off from the scene on foot.”

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