Maserati GranTurismo crashes into The Plough pub in Battersea as Royal Ascot race goers enjoy a drink

The Plough in Clapham. Picture by Google.

The Plough in Clapham. Picture by Google.

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Drinkers were left shocked after a sports car crashed through the window of a busy pub in Battersea last night.

Race goers returning from a day out at Ascot were among the throng enjoying a drink in The Plough, in St John's Hill, when a Maserati GranTurismo crashed into the side of the pub at about 8pm.

The 4.6L Maserati is believed to have collided with a Mercedes before swerving across a pavement and into the glass-fronted bar.

One person was treated for a head injury and another person was treated for shock.

Nobody inside the pub was hurt.

Firefighters from Battersea and Wandsworth were called to sand down the roads as oil from both cars leaked into the street.

One firefighter said: "Fortunately nobody was seriously hurt, but it could have been a lot worse.

"There were a lot of pedestrians walking about at the time, and the Maserati crossed the pavement before hitting the pub.

"It must have come as a big shock to everyone inside."

Another firefighter said many of the people in the pub were well dressed and looked as if they had returned from Royal Ascot.

A staff member at the Plough, a New York-style bar and kitchen, said this morning that the car crashed through the barrier seperating the road and the pavement, before smashing a window.

The bar was still open for business today, he said. 

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said nobody had been arrested, but both cars had been written off.

Did you see what happened? Call 020 8722 6317 or email ross.logan@london.newsquest.co.uk

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9:54am Sat 21 Jun 14

puzzled says...

When did this pub move last time I saw it it was in Battersea not Clapham
When did this pub move last time I saw it it was in Battersea not Clapham puzzled
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3:54pm Sat 21 Jun 14

alroutemaster says...

It's still in Battersea, but it bears no resemblance to the original pub which Young's demolished in an effort to make even more money when they abandoned London.
Still, it's ironic that in trying to attract the yuppies and upmarket crowd that some prat should crash a car liked this into it. Poseur.
It's still in Battersea, but it bears no resemblance to the original pub which Young's demolished in an effort to make even more money when they abandoned London. Still, it's ironic that in trying to attract the yuppies and upmarket crowd that some prat should crash a car liked this into it. Poseur. alroutemaster
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12:17pm Sun 22 Jun 14

buggsie says...

A bad road junction - cars always going through red lights there.
Sadly the usual carve up between HMR&C and local councils.
All new builds are like this now.
HMR&C get business rate from the business and councils get council tax from the homes above.
Can't understand why folk buy homes over businesses.
A bad road junction - cars always going through red lights there. Sadly the usual carve up between HMR&C and local councils. All new builds are like this now. HMR&C get business rate from the business and councils get council tax from the homes above. Can't understand why folk buy homes over businesses. buggsie
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10:33am Mon 7 Jul 14

Paul of Psynapse says...

I'm waiting for the crash to happen outside Macari's in Southfields as gawping petrol heads look into the showroom rather than keeping their eyes on the traffic junction. There are some superb examples of engineering, including a replacement for the Masserati driver who nipped in for that swift drink!
I'm waiting for the crash to happen outside Macari's in Southfields as gawping petrol heads look into the showroom rather than keeping their eyes on the traffic junction. There are some superb examples of engineering, including a replacement for the Masserati driver who nipped in for that swift drink! Paul of Psynapse
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