Footage shows terrifying moment car leaves road and ploughs into pedestrians

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Footage has emerged showing the terrifying moment a car left the road and ploughed into pedestrians at a bus stop.

The incident in the Stamford Hill area of north-east London earlier has left one person in a life-threatening condition in hospital.

Video filmed from a nearby vehicle shows a car swerving off the road and onto the pavement as debris from the collision is thrown into the air.

Paramedics treated five people at the scene and all were taken to hospital – four to a major trauma centre.

The Met Police said at 2.45pm that one of those injured was in a life threatening condition.

Giving an update this afternoon, a spokeswoman said: ‘Police were called at 9.35 this morning to a collision in Stamford Hill, N16.

‘A car reportedly mounted the pavement and struck a number of pedestrians. Five people have been injured; one of those is believed to be in a life-threatening condition.

‘London Ambulance Service were in attendance and have since taken the injured persons to east London hospitals for treatment.

‘The incident is not being treated as terror-related. Enquiries are ongoing; no arrests have been made.’

Earlier, one eyewitness said the driver of the car, who looked to be in his early 60s, was in ‘shock’ after the crash and was overheard telling police his brakes had failed.

The witness, who asked not to be named, said: ‘I heard a bang, that was when the car hit the bus stop. The car was on the kerb and I saw two people flying in mid-air.

‘After that he hit a Mitsubishi parked over there and his car did a 90-degree rotation. Another guy on crutches got hit.

‘A few elderly Jewish gentlemen helped him out the car, people in the shop came out to help.

‘I called police and they were here in two or three minutes. I saw five people getting treated including the driver. He was an older-looking man in shock.’

The London Fire Brigade sent two engines to the scene while the London Ambulance Service sent six ambulance crews.

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