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Car ploughs into group of pedestrians in London leaving five people seriously injured

Police are investigating following a collision in Lewisham which left a number of pedestrians requiring hospital treatment.

Police were called at approximately 08:20hrs on Sunday, 26 February to reports of a Mercedes in collision with a wall and pedestrians on Bromley Road in Bellingham.

Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

Five people – four men and a woman, believed to be aged between 25 and 46 years – were treated at the scene before being taken to south and east London hospitals.

One of the victims, a 25-year-old man [Victim 3] remains in a critical condition.

Two of the pedestrians – a 35-year-old woman [Victim 1] and a 25-year-old man [Victim 2] are now in what is described as a serious but stable condition.

Two men, aged 36 [Victim 4] and 46 [Victim 5] sustained minor injuries which are not described as life-threatening.

The driver of the car was detained at the scene by an off-duty police officer before being arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was also arrested on suspicion of drink drive before being taken to a south London hospital with a head injury.

Detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.