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Boy, seven, hurt in tram accident

A seven-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after he was hit by a tram.

The boy was hurt in the accident in Croydon during Monday's rush hour.

Police, paramedics and the Surrey air ambulance were called to Fieldway tram stop in Lodge Lane, Addington.

He was taken by road ambulance to St George's Hospital in south London.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "BTP can confirm that a seven-year-old boy was injured after being struck by a tram at Fieldway tram stop, Lodge Lane in Addington on Monday November 15.

"The incident was reported to police at 8.04am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

"Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service also attended and the boy was taken to hospital for treatment.

"He is currently at St Georges Hospital in Tooting, along with his family. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening at this time."

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 8am this morning to a report of a person under a tram.

"One ambulance, two responders in cars, a duty officer and the Surrey air ambulance attended. Staff treated the patient and was taken as a priority to St George with serious injuries."


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