Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service (LAS) treated three patients for multiple injuries before they were taken to hospital, escorted by a doctor from the air ambulance team.
The Metropolitan Police said an unmarked police car attempted to stop a vehicle before it collided with a lamp post and a bollard on Kew Bridge Road in Brentford, shortly before 1pm.
A LAS spokesperson said:
“We were called at 1.08pm today (July 5), to reports of a road traffic collision on Kew Bridge Road.
We sent two single responders in cars, an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and a Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene alongside London’s Air Ambulance.
We treated three patients for multiple injuries and took them as a priority to a major trauma centre escorted by the doctor from the air ambulance.”
The London Fire Brigade also attended the scene. Kew Bridge Road was closed in both directions for more than five hours after the incident, with queuing traffic at the Green Dragon Lane junction.
Three people have been arrested. The driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, dangerous driving and taking and driving away (TDA).
Two male passengers were arrested on suspicion of allowing themselves to be carried in a stolen vehicle. All three were taken to hospital where the driver is still being treated for his injuries which are described as not life threatening.
Both passengers have since been discharged and taken into custody. The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed as is routine. Police enquiries continue.