Five people have been injured, three critically, after a car hit a wall and ploughed into a group of pedestrians in London.

The accident took place in Bromley Road in Bellingham, Lewisham south east London at 8.20 on Sunday morning.

Police, paramedics and an air ambulance were called after receiving reports that a Mercedes had collided with a wall before running into the pedestrians.

Roads remain closed while police investigate the crash scene
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Roads remain closed while police investigate the crash scene

The five injured people – four men and a woman, believed to be aged between 25 and 46 years – were treated at the roadside before being taken to south and east London hospitals.

Three of the pedestrians, a 35-year-old woman and two 25-year-old men, remain in a critical condition.

Two other men, aged 36 and 46 are in a stable condition and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the car was detained at the scene, and has now been arrested under suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was also arrested on suspicion of drink driving before being taken to hospital to receive treatment for a head injury.

Roads around the remain closed while investigations take place.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit’s witness appeal line on 020 8285 1574.