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Five Injured After Car Hits Pedestrians On Stockwell Road Following ‘Altercation’

The car was abandoned at the scene.

02/12/2017 20:15 GMT | Updated 02/12/2017 20:17 GMT

Five pedestrians were taken to hospital after a car crashed into a group of people on Saturday morning following an “altercation”, police said.

Five men aged between 23 and 42 were injured when a car hit a number of pedestrians on Stockwell Road near the junction of Sidney Road, in south-west London, just before 3am, the Metropolitan Police said.

None of the injured are in a critical condition.

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A car collided with a group of people on Stockwell Road early on Saturday morning.

Officers believe the collision occurred shortly after an “altercation” between the occupants of the vehicle and a number of pedestrians.

The VW Golf was abandoned at the scene and a number of occupants made off on foot, the Met said.

They are not treating it as a terrorist incident or a hate crime.

The Met said officers and the London Ambulance Service were at the scene, where the road was closed both ways between Sidney Road and Stockwell Park.

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Police at the scene on Stockwell Road.
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The scene on Stockwell Road.

Kevin Bate, deputy director of Operations at London Ambulance Service, said six ambulance crews, two advance paramedics, two incident response officers, a hazardous area response team and air ambulance medics attended.

He said: “We treated five patients on the scene for a range of head and leg injuries.

“We took one patient as a priority to a major trauma centre and took four patients as a priority to a trauma centre.”

Inquiries continue, and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call Lambeth CID on 101.