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A boy, reported to be 12 years old, has been taken to hospital with a head injury following a road crash in Rainham.

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The collision, which involved a blue Mini, took place in Rainham Road near its junction with Stanley Road North. It happened shortly after 8.20am, causing chaos for commuter traffic as roads were shut off.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Queen’s Hospital, Romford. London Ambulance Service said he was conscious.

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