Five injured after car mounts pavement and hits pedestrians in London | London

Five people have been injured after a car hit pedestrians when it mounted a pavement in north London.

The Metropolitan police said the incident in Stamford Hill was not being treated as terrorism-related and no arrests had been made.

The London ambulance service said five adults were treated at the scene, with four of them taken to a major trauma centre and the fifth taken to hospital by a crew from the Hatzola volunteer ambulance service. One of the people injured is believed to be in a life-threatening condition, the Met said.

Paramedics and police officers were called to the scene shortly before 9.40am after reports that a car had mounted a pavement and struck pedestrians. At the scene, what appeared to be broken glass surrounded a partially ruined bus stop.

The car is reported to have mounted the pavement and struck a number of pedestrians.
The car is reported to have mounted the pavement and struck a number of pedestrians. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

About 20 yards away, a damaged silver Toyota car could be seen in front of a mini-market, its bonnet crumpled and windscreen smashed. One resident said the incident “could have been so much worse” as the road had been full of children walking to school in the preceding half hour.

A witness, who asked not to be named, said: “I heard a bang, that was when the car hit the bus stop. The car was on the kerb and I saw two people flying in mid-air. After that he hit a Mitsubishi parked over there and his car did a 90-degree rotation. Another guy on crutches got hit.

“I called police and they were here in two or three minutes. I saw five people getting treated including the driver. He was an older-looking man in shock.”

Police cordoned off a large area and were examining the scene as passersby – many from the Orthodox Jewish community – looked on.

A London ambulance service spokeswoman said six crews, hazardous area response teams and a London air ambulance team, which travelled by car, were among those who attended.

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