Four police officers are in hospital injured after colliding with a car during an alleged chase in Camberwell.
The horror scene took place at around 2pm this afternoon around the Elmington estate, near Brisbane Street.
Witnesses have told the News that two police cars were chasing a car at speed, clipping it before colliding.
Four officers inside one of the cars on the pursuit were injured. A woman police officer had to be cut out from the car. She has been taken to hospital, but is not in a life-threatening condition.
The driver of the other car has also been taken to hospital. “Four officers were injured during the collision with one officer needing to be cut from the car,” said the Met.
“They are receiving treatment in hospital and their injuries are not life-threatening.” Six people were injured in total.
“They’ve all been taken to King’s College Hospital,” said an eyewitness, who didn’t want to be named. “One of them was in a critical condition, I think three of them had to be cut out.
“I saw them pumping her chest. It’s shocking, it was unbelievable, it was on a residential estate and it was on a bend.
“There was a car chase and the police clipped the other car involved.”
The witnesses claimed that one of the men being chased went into an ambulance in handcuffs, after being arrested while the other allegedly got away, but this has not been confirmed by police.
A pursuit has not been confirmed by the police in their statement on the incident.
Another witness, Hayley, says she saw the immediate aftermath of what happened. “There was a police chase outside my house and the CID car got the full impact,” she said.
“The car they were chasing didn’t have hardly any damage.”
She added: “Never seen so many police, ambulance, fire fighters in my life.” The road has been taped off by the emergency services.
Paramedics were also scrambled to the scene, who helped others get out of the cars involved in the collision.
A spokesperson for the Fire Brigade said: “We did attend a collision, we were there at 1.40pm, and the incident was under control for us at 2.26pm.
“LAS [London Ambulance Service] helped to get one person out, four other adults left before we arrived.”