A car <has> hit John and he <has> hit his head

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A car <has> hit John and he <has> hit his head

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John and Peter are walking down the road. A car accidentally hits John. He falls and hits his head. After that, he can't get up, so Peter calls for an ambulance. Then Peter calls John's wife and says the following to her:

Hi, Sarah! This is Peter. A car has hit John, and he's hit his head. I've called for an ambulance. I think it'll take him to the hospital when it arrives.

Are the bolded tenses correct in the context given? If so, I wonder if it would also be correct and natural to say: "A car hit John, and he hit his head. I've called for an ambulance..." Thanks.
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Re: A car <has> hit John and he <has> hit his head

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Yes, and probably more common in AmE.
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