Police swarm primary school after car mounts pavement and hits kids at home time

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Police have descended on a primary school in London after a car crashed into "a number of children".

Casualties are being treated outside the Beatrix Potter School in Earlsfield, south-west London.

Two parents were also hit as students left at the end of the day.

One child suffered a suspected leg fracture, and the other injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed: “A tree was also struck during the incident.

“The driver of the car stopped at the scene, neither they or the two children also in the car were injured.

“Local road closures are in place. No arrests, enquiries continue.”

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman added: "We were called at 3.15pm to Openview, Wandsworth to reports of a car in collision with a tree. It also appears a number of pedestrians were struck.

"We sent two fire engines and a rescue unit to the scene and the incident was declared over for us at 4.08pm."

The London Ambulance service dispatched confirmed they are currently treating "a number of patients".

They said in a statement: “We have dispatched a number of resources including ambulance crews, an advanced paramedic, medics in response cars and our hazardous area response teams (HART). We have also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance."

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