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Battersea Ferrari Crash Injures Six People

'It's such a horrible thing to happen right before Christmas'.

12/12/2016 14:05 | Updated 12 December 2016

A Ferrari has crashed into a group of people in South London, injuring six of them.

The sports car reportedly mounted the curb on Monday morning near Battersea Dogs And Cats Home and, according to one witness, hit a cyclist and people on the pavement, sending “two people flying over the bridge railings”.

One witness, Jim Copeman, wrote on Facebook: “I’ve just seen a Ferrari plough in to a cyclist and 4 other people on the pavement outside Battersea’s dogs and cats home, sending 2 people flying over the bridge railings and on to the road beneath.

Police closed the road in both directions at the scene. Four ambulances and the air ambulance were dispatched.

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The car after the crash

Another witness, Hannah, told The Evening Standard: “We could tell it was obviously pretty serious by the amount of ambulances – about six – that were on the road, a police truck and a number of police cars.

“I just hope that everyone involved is okay, such a horrible thing to happen right before Christmas.”

A Met spokesperson said six people were injured but said it did not yet have details of how badly. Officers were called at around 10.30 to “reports of a collision between a car and a number of pedestrians”. 

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The driver stopped at the scene, police said.

A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 10:28am to reports of a road traffic collision near Kirtling Street at the junction with Battersea Park Road.

“We sent a paramedic on a motorcycle, four ambulance crews, an advanced paramedic and an incident response officer to the scene alongside our hazardous area response team. London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched.

“We treated six patients at the scene and took them to hospital.”

Peter Summers SWNS.com
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