Three people were injured after a van crashed into them on Wandsworth High Street this afternoon. 

Eye-witnesses and social media users reported heavy emergency services presence in the area, near to the junction of Garratt Lane and Wandsworth High Street where the collision took place.

As details began to emerge on Tuesday evening, Met Police officers in Wandsworth revealed that three people had been injured in the crash.

Met Police and paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS) both attended the scene.

Responding to a request from the Wandsworth Times, a spokesperson for the Met Police said: 

"About 4pm, a van was involved in a collision with three pedestrians.

"One of the pedestrians has suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital.

"The driver stopped at the scene. Enquiries continue."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Wandsworth MPS described their response on Twitter:

"We're dealing with an RTC with our @MPSRTPC colleagues on #Wandsworth High Street junction with Garratt Lane SW18.

"We have closed the High Street westbound for the time being. Please avoid the area.

"Traffic is currently moving from Garratt Lane onto the one way system and traffic is moving south down Ram Street across Wandsworth High Street onto Garratt Lane."

In a later update, the police Twitter account said that one of those hit by the van had sustained "potentially life-changing" injuries:

"There are three casualties in total. Two have sustained injuries that are not life changing or threatening. Our @Ldn_Ambulance and @NHSuk colleagues are treating the third casualty as potentially life changing."

Meanwhile, road users were urged to avoid the area with long delays reported in Wandsworth and Clapham amid rush hour.

A spokesperson for Wandsworth Council told roader users: "Road traffic incident in Wandsworth High Street - please use alternative route if possible," in a short statement posted to Twitter.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) were contacted for comment.