Multiple serious injuries as car smashes into pedestrians on industrial estate

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More than 11 people have been injured after a motor smashed into a crowd at a car meet last night (Saturday, September 24).

Following the incident, Humberside Police confirmed that a 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Officers attended the scene at an industrial estate in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire last night.

Four of the 11 were injured seriously, one critically. Police said that those injured were in a "stable but serious condition".

Emergency first aid was provided to the victims.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and police said they will release more information when they are able to do so.

In a statement, Humberside Police said: "Emergency services were in attendance at an incident on Flixborough Industrial Estate, Scunthorpe, after reports of a road traffic collision at around 9.10pm last night.

"It was reported that a number of cars had been taking part in a car meet in the area and one car had been in collision with a number of bystanders.

"It is believed that 11 people have been injured; four seriously injured and one in a critical condition. They are all receiving medical assistance and it is believed that they are in a stable but serious condition."

Inspector John Rickells said: "This was a multi-agency incident response and we worked with our emergency service colleagues to provide emergency first aid and establish the circumstances of the incident.

"As part of our investigations, a 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

"At this time our investigations are at a really early stage, and we will release more information when we are able to do so."

Inspector Rickells appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward, noting that several people are believed to have fled the scene before police turned up.

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He asked anyone with footage or pictures of the crash to come forward immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact cops on 101 and quote log 531 of 24 September.

Those who wish to give information anonymously can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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