Wednesday 28 June 2017

Toddler and baby among pedestrians injured as car mounts pavement near busy shopping centre

Car mounted the pavement next to the entrance of a shopping centre where a number of pedestrians have been injured Credit: @HIRE5_Menswear/PA Wire
Car mounted the pavement next to the entrance of a shopping centre where a number of pedestrians have been injured Credit: @HIRE5_Menswear/PA Wire

Ben Mitchell

A number of pedestrians have been injured after a car mounted the pavement next to the entrance of a shopping centre.

The silver Volkswagen Polo left the road outside The Friary Centre in Guildford, Surrey, at 10.38am and was in collision with a number of people.

Two air ambulances were scrambled to the scene to assist police and paramedics helping the injured.

A witness told the GetSurrey website that she saw the car collide with six people, including a toddler and a baby.

She added that police had informed her that the car had suffered a fault, causing the incident.

She said: "I saw the car lose control. It mounted the pavement and took out a bollard. It then hit about six pedestrians, including a toddler and a baby."

Car mounted the pavement next to the entrance of a shopping centre where a number of pedestrians have been injured Credit: @HIRE5_Menswear/PA Wire
Car mounted the pavement next to the entrance of a shopping centre where a number of pedestrians have been injured Credit: @HIRE5_Menswear/PA Wire

A Surrey Police spokesman said: "The collision took place in North Street outside the main entrance to The Friary Centre.

"A silver VW Polo left the road and was involved in a collision with a number of pedestrians.

"Emergency services quickly attended and remain at the scene. Road closures are in place in the immediate vicinity and motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area until further notice."

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said that he could not confirm the extent of injuries suffered but said they were dealing with "a number of casualties".

He added: "I can confirm that we are still at the scene of this incident working with emergency service colleagues. The air ambulance service is also in attendance."

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