Eleven injured as vehicle crashes into bystanders at car meet

Eleven injured as vehicle crashes into bystanders at car meet

Eleven people were injured – some seriously – when a vehicle crashed into bystanders at a car meet. A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following the incident in Scunthorpe.

Police were called to reports of a collision at an industrial estate on Saturday night. Officers were told that a number of vehicles were taking part in a car meet, and that one had crashed into “a number” of bystanders.

Humberside Police said 11 people were injured during the incident at Flixborough industrial estate.

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Four were seriously injured and another was in a critical condition after the crash, according to the force. All were receiving medical assistance and were believed to be in a serious but stable condition as of Sunday morning, Humberside Police said.

Inspector John Rickells said: “This was a multi-agency incident response, and we worked with our emergency service colleagues to provide emergency first aid and establish the circumstances of the incident.”

He said a 17-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

“At this time, our investigations are at a really early stage, and we will release more information when we are able to do so,” Insp Rickells added. He said police were aware that a number of people had left the scene before emergency services arrived, and that they may have witnessed the incident.

Insp Rickells appealed to anyone with mobile phone or dashcam footage of the vehicles involved – both prior to and at the time of the collision – to get in contact so that the police could investigate exactly how the incident had unfolded.

He urged anyone with footage to call police on 101 and quote log 531 of 24 September.