Boy Hit By Black Cab on Chiswick High Road Still in Critical Condition
Taxi passenger describes 'horrific moment' when 11-year-old was run over
An 11-year-old boy who was involved in a collision with a black cab Wednesday evening (18 April) is fighting for his life in hospital.
He was injured on Chiswick High Road about 100 yards west of Gunnersbury station at around 5.40pm. An air ambulance was called to the scene and landed in the car park at the nearby B&Q DIY store.
A passenger who was in the black cab involved in the collision has told of how passers-by rushed to the scene and administered first aid, with one man taking control of directing traffic until the emergency services arrived.
The man, a Danish lawyer, who had been in London for business for the day, told ChiswickW4.com that he was on his way from central London to Heathrow, hoping to catch the last flight to Copenhagen for 7pm. There was a line of traffic queuing as they were driving, with the taxi in the bus lane. Next minute he heard a bang and the driver stopped the taxi. They got out and realised that a child had been injured.
People rushed over to help and alert the emergency services. He said, "It was a horrific moment, but people were wonderful in that they came and gathered around and were so kind."
It is understood that the boy's mother also arrived at the scene.
The child was taken to a trauma centre in central London by the air ambulance. The black cab driver was not arrested.
The taxi passenger said that he would like the family to know that they are all in his thoughts and if he can do anything to help them now, or at a later date, he would do so. He said he was constantly thinking about the little boy and of what happened.
The latest update on the boy was given to ChiswickW4.com on Sunday morning in which we notified that his condition remains critical.
Chiswick High Road (A315) was closed in both directions at the junction with Chiswick Roundabout down to Power Road for over two hours.
April 22, 2018