Two people dead after car chased by police ploughs into pedestrians


Two people have died after they were hit by a car being chased by police. 

Witnesses described the horror of the aftermath of the smash on Wednesday afternoon in Penge, south-east London, which saw the pursued car plough into pedestrians.

One man who lives near the scene said: "It was a horrific scene on a sunny afternoon in a sleepy place." 

There were reports that two other people were also hurt in the crash, but police could not confirm this.

The witness said that a black car was being chased by two police BMWs when the driver lost control as he turned into Lennard Road.

"He lost control and ploughed into a family that was walking on the pavement down Lennard Road. 

"People were trying to lift a car off a little girl. The police officers that were chasing were distraught." 

Another eyewitness, who also did not want to be named, said that apart from the two people who died, he saw two casualties who were children being taken away by ambulance.