Five people were injured after a car dramatically struck pedestrians in Stamford Hill this morning. No-one is now believed to be in a life-threatening condition.
Both the Metropolitan police and Shomrim – the local Jewish neighbourhood watch – say the incident is not being treated as terror-related at this stage, but investigations are ongoing.
Police and ambulance crew arrived on the scene on Lampard Grove, shortly after the incident. Paramedics from The London Ambulance Service and Jewish ambulance service Hatzola worked together to treat the pedestrians.
The graphic scenes were caught on CCTV and show the car veer onto the street before hitting the pedestrians. The resulting crushed vehicle, and the shards of glass that shattered across the street when a bus stop was struck, can also be seen.
The London Ambulance Service confirmed that five people were taken to hospital, four of them to major trauma centres.
A witness who asked not to be named told the Press Association that they “heard a bang, that was when the car hit the bus stop. The car was on the curb and I saw two people flying.”
The driver of the vehicle is believed to be a man in his seventies who worked at a local kosher store Breuer and Spritzer. In their latest statement the police confirmed that he is assisting them with their inquiries.
The police are appealing to witnesses for further information. They are looking for the driver of a Toyota Previa who was “in close proximity to the collision and may be able to provide details of the incident”.
Those with information are asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Serious Investigation Unit on 02085974874.
Hackney Mayor Phillip Glanville tweeted: “My thoughts with those hurt and hope they make a full recovery. Also incredible work from all three emergency services, @hackneycouncil and @Hatzola who I know also responded.”