A piece published online by The Times less than two hours ago:
A 14-year-old was one of three teenage girls arrested when a stolen car smashed into a 60-year-old man before careering into a front garden early this morning.
The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition with severe head injuries after the crash in Kentish Town, north London.
The schoolgirls were arrested after the stolen silver Nissan Primera struck him at speed. Some houses were evacuated on police orders after the wrecked car began leaking petrol.
Three girls — 14, 16 and 17 — were later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. They remain in custody at a north London police station.
Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dash cam footage to come forward.
A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called to Leighton Road, Kentish Town, at 2.35am to reports of a traffic collision.
“London Fire Brigade and London’s Air Ambulance also attended.
“At the scene a Nissan Primera vehicle had been in collision with a pedestrian and subsequently crashed into the front of garden of a house.
“The pedestrian, a man in his 60s, was taken to hospital by paramedics having suffered a severe head injury. His condition is critical. The injured man’s family has been notified.
“The occupants of the vehicle, which is believed to have been stolen, made off from the scene on foot.
“Road closures and cordons have been established and significant disruption is expected. Motorists are advised to avoid the area where possible.
“Officers from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are on scene and dealing.”
He added: “Following initial police enquiries, officers arrested three females aged 17, 16 and 14 on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
“They have been taken to a north London police station where they remain at this time.
“Inquiries are ongoing.”
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