Man, 21, arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following Rainham hit and run

PUBLISHED: 18:50 22 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:00 25 June 2015

Scene of the accident in Rainham on Thursday. Picture: Robert Noon.

Scene of the accident in Rainham on Thursday. Picture: Robert Noon.


A 24-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in New Road, on Thursday afternoon.

The 21-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a crime.

He has been bailed until late July.

Police were called to the scene, opposite Rainham Sheds, at just after 5pm, on Thursday.

London Air Ambulance and London Ambulance Service attended and took the woman to an east London hospital.

She remains in hospital and her condition is serious but stable.

A nearby resident, who was outside in his garden at the time of the collision, said he heard the woman scream.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I was in my garden at around 5.30pm when I heard these screams like a baby not behaving, then a few more screams and then silence.

“About 10 minutes after that a helicopter flew right over my garden looking for somewhere to land.”

Police reports originally mistakenly stated the woman was a 13-year-old girl.

Were you at the scene? Email or call 0208 477 3821.

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