Part of Surbiton was closed to traffic yesterday evening after a brutal collision between a young scooter driver and a pedestrian left the two men injured.

Two men left injured after brutal road accident

Federica Baggio

Two men were left injured on the street outside Surbiton station yesterday evening after a scooter ran over a man who was crossing the street by the crossroads.

The collision happened at the junction of Claremont Road and St Mark’s Hill, just outside Surbiton station.

The whole area was closed off by the police. Traffic was stuck for over an hour, with long lines of cars, buses and taxis waiting for the street to be re-opened.

Four ambulances and several police cars rushed to the scene.

The accident occured during the evening peak hours, when a number of people were coming out of the station. A crowd of shocked witnesses gathered by the scene. 

The two motionless men were treated for about an hour by the ambulance staff on the street. 

They were taken to hospital as they started to show some signs of movement. Police told a friend of the driver that the conditions of the two men seemed to be in a stable condition.

Buses 71, 465, K1, K4 and K5 had their routes diverted.  

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