Girl, 19, is fighting for her life after car being chased by police smashes into lamppost

Girl, 19, is fighting for her life after car being chased by police smashes into lamppost in southwest London

  • Police asked vehicle to pull over and car chase ensued with driver crashing
  • Five people were recovered from car and taken to hospital, one remains critical
  • Four women have been arrested in connection to incident and remain in custody

A teenager is fighting for life in hospital after a car being chased by the police crashed into a lamppost.

At 4.25am on Sunday, March 28, the police asked a car to stop in Streatham Common Northside in south west London.

But the vehicle failed to stop and a police car chase followed.

Three women are still in hospital, one aged 19-year-old is in critical condition (pictured, Greyhound Lane)

Three women are still in hospital, one aged 19-year-old is in critical condition (pictured, Greyhound Lane)

Officers from the Met's Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the incident

Officers from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the incident

Shortly later, the car crashed into a post in Greyhound Lane.

London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended the scene and five people from the car were taken to hospital for treatment.

Three women are still in hospital, one aged 19-year-old is in critical condition.

Two other women have been discharged and have been arrested in connection with the incident along with two women in hospital.

The women remain in police custody and road closures are in place on Greyhound Lane.

Officers from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the incident.

It has also been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Any witnesses who have yet to make contact are asked to call the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8285 1574.

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