Suspected drug driver arrested and four children taken to hospital after car crash

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  • February 9, 2023
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suspected drug driver has been arrested and four young children taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in hit a police car during a rush-hour chase.

A marked police car pursued a Jaguar F-Pace, suspected of having been stolen, along Garrett Lane in Wandsworth at about 9am before the car collided with a different police vehicle.

The 25-year-old driver of the Jaguar was arrested at the scene on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop and driving whilst unfit through drugs. He has been taken to custody.

Four passengers in the car, all aged under 11, were treated at the scene by paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS) before being taken to hospital. Their injuries have been assessed as non life-threatening.

The driver of the police vehicle was also injured and taken to hospital for treatment.

Wandsworth police advised drivers to “avoid the area”.

A crime scene has been put in place and the incident has been referred to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS).