London: Five people injured after car hits pedestrians

London car accident 5 injured

Five pedestrians have been taken hospital following a car crash with a group of people early on Saturday morning.

The Metropolitan Police stated 5 males aged between 23 and 42 were injured when a car struck a number of pedestrians on Stockwell Road near the junction of Sidney Road, in south-west London, prior 3am.

Officers think the collision took place soon after an “altercation” between the passengers of the car and numerous pedestrians.

The car, a Volkswagen Golf, was abandoned at the scene and numerous occupants escaped on foot, the Met stated.

Police are not treating it as a terrorist incident or a hate criminal offense.

Kevin Bate, deputy director of Operations at London Ambulance Service, stated six ambulance teams, 2 advance paramedics, two incident response officers, a hazardous area response group and air ambulance medics participated.

He informed: “We treated 5 clients on the scene for a number of head and leg injuries. We took one patient as a priority to a major injury center and took 4 clients as a concern to an injury center.”

The Met stated officers and the London Ambulance Service were at the scene, where the roadway was shut down both ways between Sidney Road and Stockwell Park.

There have been no arrests yet.

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