Scunthorpe car meet: Multiple people injured as vehicle crashes into crowd
Multiple people have been injured and one person is fighting for their life after a vehicle crashed into a crowd at a car meet.
A number of cars were taking part in a meet at Flixborough Industrial Estate, Scunthorpe when emergency services were called to the scene at around 9:10pm on Saturday.
Witnesses who visited the scene this morning said: “There’s blood and debris everywhere, it’s not nice to see at all. It must have been a really bad accident though as the tyre markings go on for about 100m.”
Police say it is believed that eleven people have been injured; four seriously injured and one in a critical condition. They are all receiving medical assistance.
Part of the estate was cordoned off last night, but police had left the scene this morning. Officers are now appealing for dashcam or mobile phone footage in order to establish what happened.
Snapchat footage from the car meet shows a series of cars revving as they pull out onto a road in front of the dozens of people lining the footpaths.
Footage of the aftermath of the crash seen by the Mirror showed a car going across a road and seemingly onto a footpath, scattering a group of people standing on the edge of it road as it skidded.
Prior to this, the car had reportedly crashed head on with another at speed.
Several other cars appeared to be awaiting their turn to parade in front of the crowds as they sat parked on the other side of the road with their lights on.
The Mirror understands these cars were not involved in the incident.
One person who attended the event said: “People being stupid like this has ruined the ‘car scene’ completely.
“It’s a really sad day for Scunthorpe.”
Inspector John Rickells said: “Four of the eleven pedestrians injured in the collision are in hospitals across the region with significant injuries, one of whom remains in a critical condition.
“Our thoughts remain with them, their families and friends. The 17 year old man arrested at the scene has been interviewed and released from custody.
“He remains under investigation for causing serious injury by dangerous driving. The driver of a second vehicle involved in the incident has now been arrested and is under investigation for causing serious injury by careless driving.
“I would like to pass my thanks on to the many members of the public who were present at the scene last night and those who have identified themselves as witnesses today.
“Please bear with us whilst we work through the vast amount of witness and CCTV enquiries.
“If you were a witness, or have footage of any vehicles involved in the car meet in Scunthorpe last night, and have yet to come forward, we are eager to speak to you.