A PUPIL from a school which has campaigned for safer roads was badly hurt by a car as he walked home after lessons.
The 14-year-old from Nower Hill High School was in Pinner Road just after 3.15pm on Friday when the car mounted the pavement and pinned him against a wall.
Fellow pupils watched in horror as the car hit the boy, who has not been named by police.
He suffered injuries described as non-life threatening and is believed to be out of hospital and recovering well from a fractured shoulder.
The incident happened near Harrow Fire Station, whose firefighters freed the boy from under the car and rescued the female driver from the vehicle.
Station watch manager Dave Donaghey said: “The boy was trapped against a small, low-level wall brick wall about 100 yards from the station.
“I thought it was extremely serious when I first saw it. He bashed his head on the windscreen and was carried some distance before he hit the wall.
“He was trapped between the wall and the car with the car on top of him, with large chunks of the wall on his legs.
“With a car on a person you have to be very careful, we had to move the car with the woman in position which is very unusual.”
The collision was heard by Karen Houslin, a mum who lives in Pinner Road, almost opposite the crash site. “I had just come out the shower and I heard a loud bang,” she said. “I was upstairs when I heard it and got dressed and rushed outside.
“There were a lot of students around and I heard screams from the girls.”
The boy went in and out of consciousness before being taken by ambulance to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. The car driver was treated for shock at the scene.
The student’s sister and teachers from the school in nearby George V Avenue quickly arrived at the accident scene. The road was closed until later in the evening.
Nower Hill High School is near the junction of George V Avenue, Pinner Road and Headstone Lane, labelled the most dangerous area in the borough in 2008 because of the high number of accidents there.
In 2010, the school’s campaign for a new pedestrian crossing succeeded, and the sequence of the junction’s traffic lights was change to improve vehicle flow.
Harrow Council’s divisional director for environment and services, John Edwards, said that since the changes were made in March 2010, there had been three slight personal injury accidents in a 100 metre radius of the fire station. Since December 2011, there had been two slight injury accidents.
The school did not wish to comment. Police said no arrests have been made in connection with the accident.
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