Toddler, 3, badly injured in Plaistow church car-park traffic accident

A toddler has been badly hurt with life-threatening injuries in a traffic accident in an east London church car-park.

Police are tonight appealing for witnesses following the incident in Plaistow after an evening service on Saturday.

The three-year-old boy was in the car-park at the London Ghana Seventh Day Adventist Church at Chadwin Road at 6pm, police have confirmed.

A Mercedes was manoeuvring to leave following an evening service at the church when the accident happened.

The child was taken to the Royal London Hospital at Whitechapel with life-threatening injuries and has since been transferred to Great Ormond Street, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

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No arrests have been made and investigations continue.

Church-goers or passers-by who may have seen what happened in Chadwyn Road on Saturday evening are being asked to contact the Chadwell Heath Serious Collision Investigation unit on 020-8597 4874.

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