Wimbledon school crash: Seven children and two adults injured after Land Rover collision on last day of term

Several people are being treated by emergency services after a car crashed into a Wimbledon school.
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Seven children and two adults have been injured after a car crashed into a primary school building in Wimbledon, south-west London.

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The Met Police was called at 9.54am on Thursday (July 6) to reports that a car had crashed into The Study Preparatory School on Camp Road.

Police say they are waiting for further updates on those injured.

The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene. There have been no arrests.

Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance are treating people at the scene.

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The school is for girls aged 4 to 11 and is located near Wimbledon Common. According to the school’s website it was the last day of term when the incident occurred.

Police say they are not treating the incident as terror related.

Police and emergency services attend the scene of a car crash at The Study Preparatory School in WimbledonPolice and emergency services attend the scene of a car crash at The Study Preparatory School in Wimbledon
Police and emergency services attend the scene of a car crash at The Study Preparatory School in Wimbledon

Scotland Yard described the incident as a “serious collision” and officers remain at the scene. The Met has not yet confirmed the cause of the crash.

London Fire Brigade says it is also there and has sent fire engines and rescue engines.

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London Ambulance Service says it has also sent a number of emergency responders.

MP for Wimbledon Stephen Hammond wrote on Twitter: “Very concerned to hear about the Study Preparatory School at Camp Road this morning. A major incident has been declared and I know all emergency services are on site. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at The Study.”

Tweets from Wimbledon and Putney Commons urged the public to stay away from the area around the school, which costs £5,565 a term.

They said: “Following an incident at the edge of the Common on Camp Road, the public are asked to avoid that area of the Commons to allow free access to the emergency services. Thank you.

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“Emergency vehicles are likely to be using the Commons to get to the location so please be alert to what is happening and follow instructions from our staff. Thank you.”

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “The incident this morning at a primary school on Camp Road in Wimbledon is absolutely devastating. My heart goes out to everyone affected.

“Police are on the scene and have confirmed the incident is not being treated as terror-related. An investigation is underway to understand the full circumstances and I continue to stay in close contact with the Met and other emergency services.

“Please avoid the area to allow emergency services free access to help all those who need it. If you have any information about the incident please call police on 101.”

More to follow.

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