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Goldhawk Road in Hammersmith is closed in both directions after a car crashed into multiple pedestrians on Thursday afternoon (August 23).

Emergency services remain at the scene however the accident which happened shortly after 2pm is not being treated as suspicious and is likely to have been caused by a medical episode.

A Metropolitan Police officer confirmed officers are still in the area with London Ambulance Service crew to assess the incident.

getwestlondon was told: "A car was in collision with pedestrians.

"Officers are at the scene with colleagues from LAS and paramedics to assess the injuries.

"We were called at 2.05pm and the incident is not being treated as supicious.

"The driver stopped at the scene and none of the injuries are deemed to be life threatening."

It was added that it may have been a medical episode.

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Read everything you need to know about today’s accident in Goldhawk Road in our latest story here.

Recap

This is everything we know so far about this afternoon’s crash in Goldhawk Road.

  • Police and ambulance crew were called to Goldhawk Road shortly after 2pm today.
  • A force spokesman confirmed a car crashed into pedestrians however the incident is not being treated as suspicious
  • Three people were taken to hospital and one person was taken to a major trauma centre as a priority
  • According to a witness, the car clipped a bike chain stand before skidding 20 meters and hitting the pedestrians outside Brew Dog
  • Goldhawk Road fully reopened just before 3.50pm

Witness describes car skidding 20 meters before crashing into pedestrians

Jacob Dorrington who works at nearby Sindercombe Social ran outside as soon as he heard the commotion.

He told getwestlondon:

The car was going down Goldhawk Road and clipped one of those podiums you chain bikes to.

He skidded around 20 meters down the road and crashed into people sitting outside Brew Dog.

I saw paramedics wheeling a lady into an ambulance and a man was lying on the floor, he was being treated for around 20 minutes before being taken into an ambulance.

The car is still outside, its boot is open and they’re rummaging around in it.

It’s almost inevitable here, it’s so busy and there’s a lot of people driving who don’t really know where they’re going. It’s such a blond spot coming down the road to Brook Green.

Goldhawk Road reopens

Goldhawk Road has now reopened however emergency services remain at the scene.

Ambulance outside Brew Dog

A picture posted on social media by a passer-by shows an ambulance parked outside Brew Dog in Goldhawk Road.

Police tape can be seen cordoning off a black vehicle on the pavement.

Four pedestrians injured and one taken to major trauma centre

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said:

We were called at 2:05pm today to Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush to reports of a road traffic collision.


We sent three ambulance crews, a single responder in a car, an incident response officer. We also dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART).


We treated four people at the scene. We took one of these to a major trauma centre as a priority, and the other three to hospital.

Crash happened close to tube station

According to getwestlondon’s traffic system, the car crashed into the pedestrians between Lime Grove Pharmacy and Goldhawk Road tube station, close to the railway bridge.

Traffic is reportedly being diverted to Uxbridge Road and Shepherd’s Bush Road.

Police tape and ambulances pictured at scene

Goldhawk Road remains closed in both directions after a car crashed into pedestrians.

The area is cordoned off with police tape and ambulances are seen still at the scene.

Scene at Goldhawk Road
Scene at Goldhawk Road (Image: Shona Duthie)

Where did the crash happen?

Injuries 'not life threatening'

A force spokesman told getwestlondon:

A car was in collision with pedestrians.

Officers are at the scene with colleagues from LAS and paramedics to assess the injuries.

We were called at 2.05pm and the incident is not being treated as supicious.

The driver stopped at the scene and none of the injuries are deemed to be life threatening.

It was added that it may have been a medical episode.

Not being treated as suspicious

According to a Metropolitan Police spokesman, the incident is not being treated as suspicious and is likely to have been due to a medical episode.

The driver stopped at the scene however officers and LAS crew remain in the area to assess the situation.

Goldhawk Road closed

Goldhawk Road is closed in both directions after a car crashed into pedestrians shortly after 2pm today.

Stay tuned for more updates as we get them.