Sunday 25 February 2018

Ferrari driver arrested after seven pedestrians injured in collision

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A Ferrari driver has been arrested after seven pedestrians were injured in a collision with his sports car.

Two people remain in hospital after the incident in Battersea Park Road, south London, shortly before 10.30am on Monday.

Five other pedestrians were treated for minor injuries but were later discharged from hospital.

The 35-year-old male driver of the red Ferrari 458 stopped at the scene and has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He remains in custody at a west London police station, Scotland Yard said.

Pictures taken at the scene showed the sports car on the road with a smashed windscreen.

Emergency services - including London's Air Ambulance - attended the incident and road closures were put in place.

Battersea Park Road. picture: Google Maps
Battersea Park Road. picture: Google Maps

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police have appealed for witnesses and information.

Anyone with information about the collision should contact officers on 020 8543 1557.

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