Three killed in crash near north London shopping centre

By John Mercury April 16, 2024

Three men have been killed and one critically injured after a car was involved in a crash near the Brent Cross shopping centre in north London.

Officers were called to reports of a car crash at Staples Corner retail park at 11.26pm on Sunday, the Metropolitan Police said.

They found five men, believed to be in their early 20s.

Three were pronounced dead at the scene, while two were taken to hospital.

Of those, one is in a critical condition, while the other sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Met officers attended along with London Fire Brigade (LFB), London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

Map of Brent Cross

It is not believed that any other vehicle was involved, the force added.

LFB said the car collided with a pedestrian overbridge and crashed near the roundabout at Staples Corner West

Fire crews and at least a dozen police officers remain at the scene of the crash.

Police tape is blocking off access to both the overpass footpath and an exit off the roundabout on to Edgware Road.

A slip road from the A5 has also been blocked off.

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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.”

There have been no arrests.


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