Five people are injured as hire car rams into pedestrians in London after they had an 'altercation' with the driver

  • The incident took place on Stockwell Road, near the junction with Sidney Street
  • Metropolitan Police confirmed all those injured in collision were pedestrians
  • Footage from scene shows debris, signs and lampposts strewn across the road

Five people have been injured after a car smashed into pedestrians in London.?

The victims, aged between 23 and 42, were injured in the collision on Stockwell Road just before 3am.?

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed all those injured in the incident were pedestrians and that no-one in the vehicle was injured.?No arrests have been made.

Police believe the incident took place after an 'altercation' between the occupants of the car and a number of pedestrians.?

A number of occupants made off on foot and abandoned the VW Golf, which appears to have been rented from the hire company Ubeeqo.??

The busy South London road, which is near to a number of bars, nightclubs and restaurants, remains closed.??

Footage posted on social media from the scene appears to show glass scattered across the floor and lampposts which had been knocked over into the road.

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The battered hire car, which belongs to Ubeeqo, was used in the incident in South London last night

The battered hire car, which belongs to Ubeeqo, was used in the incident in South London last night

Glass remains scattered on one of the side streets that come off Stockwell Road

Glass remains scattered on one of the side streets that come off Stockwell Road

Police attended the scene of the crash this morning. A roadside lamppost was draped over the top of the vehicle

Police attended the scene of the crash this morning. A roadside lamppost was draped over the top of the vehicle

A number of suspects are believed to have fled the vehicle after the collision last night

A number of suspects are believed to have fled the vehicle after the collision last night

Stockwell Road remains closed and the Metropolitan Police say the incident, which happened at around 3am last night, is not linked to terrorism
Footage posted on social media from the scene appears to show glass scattered across the floor and lampposts which had been knocked over into the road

Stockwell Road remains closed and the Metropolitan Police say the incident, which happened at around 3am last night, is not linked to terrorism

The bonnet of a white car is completely destroyed after the vehicle rammed into several lampposts on Stockwell Road

The bonnet of a white car is completely destroyed after the vehicle rammed into several lampposts on Stockwell Road

The airbag in the car has been let off after the collision.?The road is closed between Brixton and Stockwell and expected to remain closed for the remainder of the morning while police carry out their investigations

The airbag in the car has been let off after the collision.?The road is closed between Brixton and Stockwell and expected to remain closed for the remainder of the morning while police carry out their investigations

The road is closed between Brixton and Stockwell and expected to remain closed for the remainder of the morning while police carry out their investigations.??

A spokesman said: 'Police were called at approximately 03:00hrs on Saturday, 2 December 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."

'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.'

A roadside light has been dragged along the road with the car, which was badly damaged

A roadside light has been dragged along the road with the car, which was badly damaged

A person in a high-viz jacket is seen escorting people off the road, which has signs and glass scattered across it

A person in a high-viz jacket is seen escorting people off the road, which has signs and glass scattered across it

A man with a bloodied face is treated at the scene by police officers. The incident is not being treated as terror related

A man with a bloodied face is treated at the scene by police officers. The incident is not being treated as terror related

No arrests have been made after the crash on Stockwell Road, near the junction with Sidney Street?

No arrests have been made after the crash on Stockwell Road, near the junction with Sidney Street?

TfL Traffic News posted on Twitter: 'A203 Stockwell Road is closed both ways btwn (sic) Sidney Rd and Stockwell Park Walk following an overnight police incident & ongoing investigation.?

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

TfL Bus updates tweeted: 'Routes 2 196 333 345 N2 are currently on diversion from Stockwell Road due to a road traffic collision at the junction with Stockwell Green.'?

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