Dec 2, 2017, 7:39 PM
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Car hits pedestrians in south London, injures five people

London, Dec 2, IRNA – Five people were seriously injured in an attack by a car in Stockwell Road in southern London on Saturday morning.

Metropolitan Police are searching for the occupants of the car, who abandoned the vehicle at the scene and made off on foot.

Five men were hit by a car shortly after an 'altercation' between two groups of people in south London, police said.

The men aged between 23 and 42 were taken to hospital with head and leg injuries after the collision on Stockwell Road, Brixton, just before 3 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Police say they believe the pedestrians had an 'altercation' with the occupants of the car, who abandoned the VW Golf at the scene and made off on foot.

None of the injured are in a critical condition and police are not treating the collision as a terrorist incident or hate crime.

'We treated five patients on the scene for a range of head and leg injuries,' London Ambulance Service spokesperson Kevin Bate said.

'We took one patient as a priority to a major trauma centre and took four patients as a priority to a trauma centre.'

Six ambulance crews, two advance paramedics, two incident response officers, a hazardous area response team and air ambulance medics were dispatched to the scene.

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