Police van 'catapults' over car in Bermondsey crash

  • 24 March 2014
  • From the section London
Police van and car crash in Bermondsey
Image caption The crash happened on Jamaica Road in Bermondsey at about 13:00 GMT

A police riot van "catapulted" over a car in south-east London injuring six people, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

The van, thought to have been travelling with its blue lights flashing to an emergency, was in collision with a hatchback in Bermondsey before ending on its side.

Scotland Yard said it was alerted to the crash at 13:00 GMT and six people were treated for minor injuries.

Eyewitness Fernando Grace tweeted: "The police van catapulted over the car!".

Image caption Six people were treated for minor injuries, police said

Melissa Tran, a receptionist at the nearby Hair Candy salon, said she thought the driver of one of the vehicles was a female driver in her late-20s who was with a male passenger in his 50s.

She added: "She was very shaken and so was her passenger but there was no blood and they didn't seem to be seriously hurt."

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