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‘Several people trapped’ as car overturns during police chase on busy London street

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Stamford Hill: Two people rushed to hospital after car overturns in police chase
Dramatic footage shows police at the scene of the crash as officers say “the occupants of the suspect car have been arrested”

A car overturned on a busy North London street in front of horrified witnesses during a police chase.

Dramatic footage shows police at the scene of the crash, which happened in Stamford Hill, close to Stoke Newington station.

The road was closed in both directions.

People are seen seemingly giving first aid to a person at the scene of the crash.

It is not yet known how serious their injuries were.

'Several people trapped' as car overturns during police chase on busy London street

Witness Noel Phillips wrote on Twitter : “Several people trapped in serious two vehicle crash involving police in Stamford Hill. Driver has been pulled from overturned car. Roads closed.”

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A police statement said: “At approximately 21:15hrs on Thursday, 21 February, officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the Stamford Hill area.

“The vehicle failed to stop and subsequently collided with two other vehicles.

'Several people trapped' as car overturns during police chase on busy London street

“One of the occupants of the vehicle and a member of the public – who was in a second vehicle – were treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service before being taken to an east London hospital.

“At this stage, their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“The occupants of the suspect car have been arrested.

“The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed as is routine.”

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'Several people trapped' as car overturns during police chase on busy London street

A man who arrived at the scene a few minutes after the incident told Mirror Online he’d spoken to witnesses at the scene.

“It looks like a car made off from police and it hit another car.

“It was a chase.

“I arrived a few minutes later, but that’s what I understand from witnesses.”

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, said there was an ambulance service treating someone who he believes was from the car that was hit.

“The road was closed off completely,” he added, saying police were sending people away from the scene.

“One of the cars flipped over.” More from Mirror

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