Five people have been injured after a car smashed into a barber shop in a busy street in east London.
London Ambulance Service (LAS) confirmed that it is on the scene of the crash in Walthamstow where they are treating a number of injured persons at the scene.
An air ambulance was also seen landing on the grass outside The Mall in the centre of Walthamstow.
The incident is understood to have happened on Hoe Street at around 2pm on Thursday with a number of ambulances and fire engines at the scene, My London reports.
Saleem Mohammad, 40, told the Evening Standard: “The car has come through one window and straight out the other side of the shop.
“There was a woman screaming with blood coming from her face and trapped under a big piece of glass. People had to move it off her. I think she was just walking past or standing outside.
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“One of the barbers looked worst hit he wasn’t moving or saying anything.”
In a Tweet, LAS wrote: We have sent a number of resources to the scene of a collision on Hoe Street, Walthamstow. A vehicle has collided with a building. We are treating patients at the scene.”
Hoe Street is blocked in both directions with congestion building
A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 1.47pm hrs on Thursday, October 14 to a report of a collision involving a vehicle and multiple pedestrians in Hoe Street.
“Officers, along with colleagues from the Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance Service, attended the scene and immediately provided first aid to the 65-year-old driver and others at the location
“All injuries are believed to be non-life threatening and non-life changing.
“A number of road closure are in place.
Anyone with information please call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 3761/14Oct.”