A child was taken to hospital and a driver was left injured following a crash outside a primary school in Wallington.

Police were called to reports of the collision, in Sandy Lane South, shortly after 1.30pm on Thursday (April 4).

Scotland Yard say emergency services attended to the scene and found a car had smashed into a wall outside Bandon Hill Primary School.

The force added that officers later established one of two cars had collided with another car before crashing into a wall.

While the driver of the first vehicle was treated at the scene for minor injuries, and the child was taken to hospital, no arrests have been made.

The London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 1.35pm, on April 4, to Sandy Lane South, Wallington, to reports of a road traffic collision.

“We sent a medic in a response car and an ambulance crew.

“We treated a child at the scene and took them to hospital as a precaution.”

A spokesman said it wasn't established in reports whether the child was a passenger or a pedestrian.

The crash has since prompted concerns over road safety outside schools, with one person calling for the introduction of 20mph zones in their areas.

Twitter user 4 Chords No Net said: “This is why we need 20mph zones around schools. If this happened at 3.15[pm] you can imagine the carnage @SuttonCouncil @thomasbrake.

“Before anyone comments about being ghoulish and taking photos of car crashes, I made sure that any passengers etc had left the scene.

“The purpose of the photos was to highlight the need for speed restrictions in the vicinity of schools.”

Belmont councillor Neil Garratt, whose children go to Bandon Hill Primary School, responded and said “it’s hard to see why this isn’t already a 20[mph] limit”.