Toddler rushed to hospital after being hit ‘head on by cyclist who fled scene’
A toddler has been rushed to hospital after being dragged along the ground by a cyclist who allegedly tried to flee the scene.
Sixteen-month-old Freya Clancy was walking on a pedestrian arm when she was hit "head on at 10mph" at about 9am on Wednesday September 9, it has been claimed.
Police are investigating after she was left with scratches on her faces after her arm got caught the spokes in Victoria Park, east London.
Her stunned mum Victoria Grant, 33, tweeted: "My daughter is one-years old and got hit and dragged by a cyclist in our local park. The woman drove off and wouldn’t comply with giving me her details. Not even a sorry!! My daughter was taken by an ambulance!"
Video footage taken in the park shows an irate woman arguing with a local and speaking to an off-duty police officer.
She told him: "The kid comes into the middle of my path, I don't even see the kid.
"They're all ganging up on me. The kid runs right in front of my path."
Freya was taken to Royal London Hospital where she had an X-ray on her arm, but luckily nothing was broken.
The mum-of-three, of Bow, east London, has now been told to moisturise her face to prevent the scratches from leaving a scar and wants the cyclist to come forward.
She told reporters the cyclist hit Freya "head on at 10mph".
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A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "An off-duty police officer was made aware of a disturbance involving a cyclist and pedestrians in Victoria Park.
"He spoke with both parties, and was informed the matter would be reported at a local police station in due course. There were no arrests.
"The incident was reported to police later the same day. It was reported that a one-year-old child had been injured after a collision with a bicycle. Enquiries are ongoing."
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at 9.29am yesterday to reports of a collision between a person and a bicycle in Victoria Park, E9.
"We sent an ambulance crew to the scene. An infant was assessed at the scene and taken to hospital."
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