Five injured as car mounts pavement and strikes pedestrians in Hackney

The scene of an incident in Stamford Hill

Five people have been injured after a car hit pedestrians when it mounted a pavement in north-east London.

The Metropolitan Police said the incident in Stamford Hill is not being treated as terror-related and no arrests have been made.

The scene of an incident in Stamford Hill

London Ambulance Service (LAS) said five adults were treated at the scene, with four taken to a major trauma centre and the fifth taken to hospital by a crew from the Hatzola volunteer ambulance service.

One person is believed to be in a life-threatening condition.

Graphic CCTV images show the silver Toyota car veering from the bus lane onto the pavement.

The vehicle strikes several pedestrians, including one who is sent hurtling through the air before his body hits a stationary car.

The silver car then crashes into a tree.

The scene of an incident in Stamford Hill

One resident said the incident, which happened at around 9.30am, "could have been so much worse" as the road had been full of children walking to school in the preceding half hour.

At the scene in Stamford Hill, what appears to be broken glass surrounds a partially ruined bus stop.

The scene of an incident in Stamford Hill

Around 20 yards away, a damaged silver Toyota car can be seen in front of a mini-market, its front bonnet completely crumpled and windscreen smashed.

Paramedics and police officers were called to the scene shortly before 9.40am to reports that a car had mounted a pavement and struck pedestrians.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said six ambulance crews, hazardous area response teams and a London Air Ambulance team, who travelled by car, were among those who attended.

Five adults were treated at the scene. We took four to a major trauma centre, and one person was taken to hospital by an Hatzola ambulance crew,

Spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service

Police have cordoned off a large area and are examining the scene as passers-by - many from the orthodox Jewish community - watch on.