Six people have been tken to hospital after being hit by a supercar in south London. The Ferrari 458 is reported to have hit a number of pedestrians, sending some of them “flying off a bridge”.
So far, it is not clear if anyone suffered life-threatening injuries in the accident which took place at Battersea, although roads still remained cordoned off after the incident at 10.30am.
Reports suggest that the car mounted the pavement, before hitting a group of teenagers walking on Battersea Park Road.
Paramedics raced to the scene in four ambulances and an air ambulance was also sent out to take casualties to hospital. Accident investigators could be seen at the crash site, while the red and black Ferrari could clearly be seen to have extensive damage to its windscreen. There is also damage to one of the vehicle’s headlights. Officers said the driver did stop at the scene.
Zoe Saxby, who works at nearby Flanagans pub, said that someone was knocked off their feet and off a bridge, landing on a car underneath. It is understood that they hit the car with such force, they crashed through its back window. She added: “They actually went flying in the air and could have landed on the railway tracks. It also hit a few other people walking on the bridge.”
Another witness said they were woken up by a loud bang and the sound of people screaming.
The London Ambulance Service said it had sent a rapid response paramedic on a motorbike along with four ambulances, an advanced paramedic and an incident reponse officer. The hazardous area response team was also deployed, as was London’s Air Ambulance.
Paramedics treated six people at the scene before taking them to hospital. Meanwhile, the Met police confirmed six people had been injured, adding that the conditions of the victims would be known later.”