Car ploughs into five pedestrians in Hackney street then crashed into tree – with four people rushed to major trauma centre
- Four have been taken to a major trauma unit while one was taken to hospital
- Paramedics are treating people along a stretch of main road
- Scotland Yard are not treating it as a terrorist attack at this stage
Five people have been rushed to hospital after a car mounted the pavement and ploughed into pedestrians in East London this morning.
They were all first treated at the roadside in the Stamford Hill area of Hackney before four were taken to a major trauma centre.
The fifth was also taken to hospital by a Hatzola volunteer ambulance crew.
At least a dozen emergency service vehicles were scrambled to the scene at around 9.37am.
Scotland Yard are not treating it as a terrorist attack at this stage and have made no arrests, but investigations are ongoing.
A car has mounted the pavement and ploughed into pedestrians in East London , amid fears several are seriously injured
Emergency services including ambulance and fire crews are at the scene in the Stamford Hill area of Hackney
Further down the road more paramedics are positioned next to a bus shelter that appears to have been smashed
Paramedics were seen treating people along a stretch of busy pavement where a grey car had crashed into a tree.
Further down the street more ambulance crews were pictured positioned next to a bus shelter that appears to have been smashed.
London Ambulance dispatched six crews, including the air ambulance service by car.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: ‘A car is reported to have mounted the pavement and struck a number of pedestrians.
‘We await an update on any injuries. At this early stage, this incident is not being treated as terror-related.’
Paramedics were understood to be treating people who lay on the pavement near the car, which appears to have its airbag inflated.
Emergency service crews wearing high-vis jackets were seen gathering around fruit and veg star, while more officers are manning a cordon.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 9.37am today (11 December) to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and pedestrians on Stamford Hill, N16.
‘We sent a number of resources to the scene, including six ambulance crews, an incident response officer, a medic in a car, a team leader and our hazardous area response teams. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car.
‘Five adults were treated at the scene. We took four to a major trauma centre. and one was taken to hospital by an Hatzola ambulance crew.’
A police officer enforces a cordon on the road in Hackney
Emergency services at the scene in Stamford Hill