Five people were injured this morning after a car mounted the pavement in Stamford Hill.
London and Hatzola ambulance services and police were all on the scene after a call made at around 9.30am to reports of a car striking a number of pedestrians.
Both the Metropolitan Police and Shomrim have said that the incident is not being treated as terror-related, with some eyewitnesses claiming the car’s driver said that the brakes had failed.
Footage circulating on social media shows the car swerving from the bus lane onto the pavement on the corner of Lampard Grove, where it hit pedestrians before crashing into a tree.
Of the five injured people, one is believed to be in a life-threatening condition.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We sent a number of resources to the scene, including six ambulance crews, an incident response officer, a medic in a car, a team leader and our hazardous area response teams. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car.
“Five adults were treated at the scene. We took four to a major trauma centre, and one was taken to hospital by an Hatzola ambulance crew.”
Responding to news of the “horrific accident”, Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville said: “My thoughts are with those hurt and I hope they make a full recovery. Also incredible work from all three emergency services, Hackney Council and Hatzola who I know also responded.”
Anyone with information, video or images that could assist police are asked to call 101 ref CAD/1782.