Staples Corner Mercedes CLK crash: Three people killed and one in critical condition

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Police are looking for the occupants of other cars that were at a retail park at the time of a crash which left three people dead and one in a critical condition.

Three people were killed and one is critically injured after a Mercedes with five occupants crashed on Sunday night in a retail park.

Investigators do not believe any other vehicle was involved in the fatal collision in a cat park at Staples Corner retail park next to London's North Circular. The Mercedes CLK convertible had crashed through a car park fence and down an embankment striking a footbridge.

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But detectives want to speak to the occupants of “a number of cars” they believe were in the car park at the time.

Police were called at 11.36pm on Sunday April 14, to reports of a road traffic incident involving a car. Officers attended the location along with London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

They found five people, all believed to be men aged in their early 20s. Three people were pronounced dead at the scene and two others were taken to hospital. One is in a critical condition while the other person’s condition has been assessed as not life threatening.

No one has been arrested and the car had not been stolen.

The Met says recovery process at the scene was “extremely complicated”, leading to extensive road closures. All have now reopened.

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Inspector William Mcdonald, one of the officers responsible for policing Barnet, said: “Emergency services responded last night to what seems to have been a terrible accident.

“An urgent police investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances, led by detectives from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

“Officers are in the process of informing the families of the five young people. The families will be supported by specialist officers. I send them my sincere condolences.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101, with reference 7502/14april.

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