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Five injured after car crashed into pedestrians in London

Five injured after car crashed into pedestrians in London
The white VW Golf after the crash (Picture: Instagram/_khalidkc)

Police have confirmed five people suffered injuries after a car collided into pedestrians in south London early this morning.

The men, aged from 23 and 42, were taken to hospital following the crash involving a VW Golf on Stockwell Road.

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The vehicle was abandoned at the location at approximately 3am and several passengers then reportedly ran away.

No-one inside the car was injured and police have confirmed the incident was not being linked to terrorism.

Video and images posted on social media showed the aftermath, with debris seen lying on the street.

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Five injured after car crashed into pedestrians in London
An injured man is treated (Picture: Instagram/_khalidkc)
Five injured after car crashed into pedestrians in London
Five people were taken to hospital (Picture: Instagram/_khalidkc)

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at approximately 3am on Saturday, December 2 to reports of a car in collision with a number of pedestrians in Stockwell Road, near the junction of Sidney Street, SW9.

‘This is not being treated as a terrorist incident. Officers and London Ambulance Service are on scene.

‘Five people are reported to have suffered injuries – of these, two are described as having critical injuries.’

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Five injured after car crashed into pedestrians in London
The car was abandoned (Picture: Instagram/_khalidkc)

Stockwell Road remains closed following the crash and police have not made any arrests but continue to investigate.

Transport for London added: ‘Stockwell Road is closed both ways between Sidney Road and Stockwell Park Walk following an overnight police incident and police investigation.

‘Traffic is currently flowing well locally on diversion in the area though delays may occur later.’

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