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A 12-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a bus in Hounslow .

The incident happened on Tuesday September 12 morning in Hanworth Road at 7.55am.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the 12-year-old boy had been taken to hospital and is awaiting details of his condition.

The road is now closed in both directions between School Road and Inwood Road.

Transport for London (TfL) is advising motorists to seek an alternative route, and warn of delays and diversions to buses.

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Head injury

London Ambulance Service has told getwestlondon they 12-year-old boy suffered a head injury.

A spokesman said: “We were called at 7.48am today to Hanworth Road, Hounslow to reports of a road traffic collision.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene including an ambulance crew, members of our Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response officer and an Advanced Paramedic.
“We treated a teenager at the scene for a head injury and took him as a priority to a major trauma centre.”

TfL statement

Tony Akers, TfL’s head of bus operations, said:

At around 7:40am this morning, a route 237 double-decker bus was in collision with a 12-year-old boy in Hounslow.

“Emergency services were called and the child was taken to hospital.

“Our thoughts are with him and everyone involved and a full investigation is under way.”

Bus operators Metroline

The 237 bus involved in this morning’s collision was operated by Metroline.

A spokesman said: “We are currently assisting the police and investigating this incident.”

Confirmation that road has reopened

All the latest

Following that latest update, you can read everything we now know about this morning’s collision between a bus and child here.

Road to 'reopen shortly'

Police also said Hanworth Road is expected to “reopen shortly”.

Condition update on patient

We have some good news to bring you. The young pedestrian involved in the collision with the 237 bus has not suffered life threatening or life changing injuries, according to Scotland Yard.

What we know so far

Here’s what we know so far from this morning’s colllision in Hounslow.

Buses on diversion

TfL say the following routes are being diverted: 116, 117, 235, 237, 423

The 237 bus route

According to the Tfl website, the 237 runs between Frampton Road in Hounslow and White City.

Along the way it stops at places including Treaty Centre, Hounslow High Street, Hounslow Bus Garage, Isleworth Station, Brentford County Court, Kew Bridge station, Gunnersbury station, Chiswick Police station and Shepherd’s Bush Green.

Route 237 bus

TfL has told getwestlondon that it believes the bus involved in the collision with a child pedestrian was a 237 double-decker travelling eastbound.

Traffic redirected

LAS and TfL contacted

Just to clarify, it is not yet known what bus was involved in the collision.

getwestlondon has contacted TfL, and is also waiting to to hear back from the London Ambulance Service.

We’ll bring you their statements as soon as we get it.

What we know so far...

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Bus delays

Police statement in full

Met Police told getwestlondon:

Police were called at 07:56hrs today, Tuesday 12 September to a report of a bus in collision with a pedestrian on Hanworth Road at the junction with Inwood Road, Hounslow.

“London Ambulance service attended the scene. A boy believed to be around 12-years-old has been taken to a central London hospital. We await details of his condition.

Road closures and local diversions are in place.

“No arrests. Enquiries continue.”

Where it happened

The collision happened on Hanworth Road, Hounslow, shortly before 8am.

Part of the road is currently closed in both directions as a result.

Child hurt in collision with bus

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Police have confirmed a pedestrian, thought to be a 12-year-old boy, has been taken to hospital following a collision with a bus.