Car pursued by police collides with lamppost in South London leaving 19-year-old passenger in critical condition

The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation after a automotive collided with a lamppost following a police pursuit.

The crash occurred throughout the early hours of Sunday morning (March 28) after police indicated for a automotive to cease in the world of Streatham Common Northside, South London.

The automotive ignored officers’ directions and a pursuit started.

A short while later, the automotive collided with a lamppost in Greyhound Lane, Streatham, and paramedics and firefighters had been quickly known as.

The driver and 4 passengers of the automotive, all girls, had been rushed to hospital for remedy, the place three of the passengers stay, considered one of whom, aged 19, is in a critical condition.

Two feminine occupants of the automotive since discharged from hospital have been arrested in connection with the incident and stay in police custody.

Two of the three girls nonetheless in hospital have additionally been arrested.

An area priest voiced his issues on Twitter after listening to sirens on Greyhound Lane.

A Met spokesperson stated: “Enquiries into the circumstances proceed by officers from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

“The Directorate of Professional Standards has been knowledgeable.

“The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.”

Any witnesses who’ve but to make contact are requested to name the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8285 1574.

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