Teenager airlifted to hospital with possible life-changing injuries after being hit by car outside Buckingham Palace

A TEENAGER was rushed to hospital with possible life-changing injuries after being hit by a car outside Buckingham Palace.

The pedestrian, aged in her late teens, was near a crossing during rush hour today when the car slammed into her.

An air ambulance landed outside the Queen's central London home to take the woman to hospital.

No one has been arrested following the horror at around 8.20am, the Met Police confirmed.

Horrified witnesses said police cars and ambulances swarmed the road, which is always packed with tourists.

One tweeted: "Outside buckingham palace and two police bikes, five cars, two vans, two ambulances and an air ambulance came in the space of a couple minutes? whole area sectioned off.

"And the police are setting up a tent now? looks like they’re going nowhere."

Another said: "Something serious happening outside Buckingham Palace. Emergency services all over the place."

It is not clear if the Queen was in her residence at the time of the collision.

She yesterday met new Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace in a private meeting.

Scotland Yard said: "Police were called at 08:21hrs on Thursday, 25 July to reports of a road traffic collision in Constitution Hill, SW1A.

"Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a car in collision with a female pedestrian.
"The pedestrian, aged in her late teens, has been taken to a central London hospital. We await an update on her condition.

"Road closures are in place."

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