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Bellingham collision update

News   •   Feb 27, 2017 19:51 GMT

Detectives continue to investigate following a collision in Lewisham which left a number of pedestrians requiring hospital treatment.

A 31-year-old man [Victim 3; correct age] remains in hospital in a critical condition.

A 23-year-old man [A] was arrested and has been bailed to a date in early May pending further police enquiries.

= Police were called at approximately 08:20hrs on Sunday, 26 February, to reports of a Mercedes car in collision with a wall and a number of pedestrians on Bromley Road in Bellingham.

Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended.

Four men and a woman were treated at the scene before being taken to south and east London hospitals.

One of the victims, a 31-year-old man [Victim 3] remains in a critical condition. His next of kin have been informed.

Two of the pedestrians - a 35-year-old woman [Victim 1] and a 25-year-old man [Victim 2] - are now in what is described as a serious but stable condition.

Two men - aged 36 [Victim 4] and 46 [Victim 5] - sustained minor injuries which are not described as life-threatening.

The 23-year-old driver of the car [A] was detained at the scene by an off-duty police officer before being arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He was also arrested on suspicion of drink drive before being taken to a south London hospital with a head injury.

'A' was subsequently taken into custody at a south London police station for questioning. He has since been bailed to return, pending further enquiries, on a date in early May.

Detectives from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit's witness appeal line on 020 8285 1574 or via 101.