LONDON: Five people were rushed to hospital after a Mercedes car crashed into pedestrians in south east London. Police and paramedics were called to Bromley Road in Bellingham at 8.20am on Sunday after the car smashed into a wall. Scotland Yard said the vehicle had hit a number of pedestrians when the crash happened near Catford bus garage and a hand car wash. One witness reported seeing a person trapped underneath the car. Four men and a woman were injured in the incident and, after being treated at the roadside, were taken to hospital. Three of them, a 35-year-old woman and two 25-year-old men were initally in a critical condition. The woman and one of the men were later described by police as being “serious but stable”. Two other men, aged 36 and 46, are in a stable condition. Police said the car driver was detained by an off-duty police officer.