5 Injured as Car Collides with Pedestrians in London

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Five men have been taken to hospital after a car collided with a group of pedestrians in London early on Saturday morning, police said.

The Metropolitan police said five men aged between 23 and 42 were injured when the car hit a number of people on Stockwell Road near the junction of Sidney Road, in south-west London, just before 3am. None of the injured were in a critical condition.

Officers said they believed the collision occurred shortly after an altercation between the occupants of the vehicle and a number of pedestrians.

The car, a Volkswagen Golf, was abandoned at the scene and a number of occupants ran away, the Met said. It was not being treated as a terrorist incident or a hate crime.

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

Kevin Bate, the deputy director of operations at the London ambulance service, said six crews, two advanced paramedics, two incident response officers, a hazardous area response team and air ambulance medics attended.

“We treated five patients on the scene for a range of head and leg injuries,” he said. “We took one patient as a priority to a major trauma centre and took four patients as a priority to a trauma centre.”

No arrests had been made and inquiries were continuing.

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