Five injured after driver, 65, plows car through window of barber shop on busy main street in north London
- Five people rushed to hospital after crash in Walthamstow, north London
- Driver of a white Toyota Prius reportedly drove through a busy barbershop
- Images of the scene show a woman with blood dripping down her back
Five people are being treated for serious injuries after a car crashed into a barbershop in north-east London this afternoon.
The 65-year-old driver of a white Toyota Prius reportedly slammed through the windshield of Prestige Barbers, Walthamstow, injuring customers and barbers working inside.
Video footage taken from the scene shows a woman with blood dripping down her back as she sits in front of the wrecked vehicle and a huge shattered glass pane.
As the camera pans, at least two other men can be seen leaning against a wall and being treated by concerned onlookers.
In a scene of chaos, broken chairs and upholstery are scattered across the sidewalk as local business owners rush to offer help.
Five people are being treated for serious injuries after a white Toyota Prius rammed into Prestige Barbers, Walthamstow, on Thursday
London Ambulance Service said they treated five people at the scene of the accident which happened around 1.50pm on Thursday. Three victims were rushed to hospital.
A Met Police spokeswoman said: “Officers, along with colleagues from the Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance Service, arrived at the scene and immediately provided first aid to the 65-year-old driver and others at the scene.”
A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at 1.45pm today due to reports of a collision with a building on Hoe Street, E17.
“We have sent a number of resources including ambulance crews, two medics in cars, two advanced paramedics, three incident response officers, two emergency planning and resilience officers and hazardous area response teams. We also sent the London Air Ambulance.
“We treated five people on the spot and took them all to hospital, three of them as a priority. Our crews have since been removed from the scene.’