A WITNESS appeal has been launched by Brent Police following a car crash, which left an 18-year-old in a critical condition.
The incident happened on Saturday September 10 at around 1am on Kenton Road near the junction with Leonard Avenue .
A grey Mini Cooper S was travelling along Kenton Road behind a dark coloured Toyota, and heading in the direction of Northwick Park Hospital roundabout. It is thought that the Toyota braked, causing the Mini to swerve in the road and collide with a tree in a front garden.
The driver of the mini had minor injuries as a result of the incident, however the 18-year-old front seat passenger was in a critical condition in hospital at the time The Observer went to press.
He has injuries to his spine and head.
As well as seeking witnesses, police also want to speak to the person/people inside the Toyota.
Acting detective sergeant Amar Patel, the investigating officer in the case, said: “This is a tragic accident, and although the passenger of the Mini is being cared for in hospital, the doctors cannot be certain of his long term prognosis.
"I am very keen to speak to the driver of the Toyota. From witnesses who have already come forward, I believe the Toyota was a dark coloured Avensis, which may have been a minicab. Witnesses have also informed me that the Avensis may have had passengers who I am equally keen to speak to. If anybody has any information or has witnessed this accident I urge them to call me on 0208 721 3127 or anonymously can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."