Five people were rushed to hospital Tuesday afternoon after a car hit a pedestrian and another vehicle in Nonsuch Park. 

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) and London Ambulance Service (LAS) both rushed ambulances to attend the scene. 

Meanwhile, Surrey Police cordoned off the area around the incident in Cheam and launched an information appeal in the immediate wake of the crash. 

Responding to a request for comment from the Comet, a spokesperson for SECAmb said: 

"At 13.05 today we sent two ambulances, our HART team and two response cars to a two car road collision that also involved a pedestrian at Nonsuch Park, Ewell Road, Cheam. 

"LAS also sent responses. 

"There were five patients, one serious who we took to St George’s Hospital. 

"Two other patients were conveyed by ourselves and LAS to hospital and two patients were treated on scene."

The HART team referred to the ambulance service's Hazardous Area Response Team, a special branch of NHS paramedics who are trained to work in challenging "hot zones" of incidents such as the collision at Nonsuch Park on Tuesday. 

Surrey Police for their part confirmed their attendance at the scene. 

A spokesperson for the county police force told the Comet that a Ford Escort hit a pedestrian "in the middle of the park" before going on to collide frontally with another car. 

"We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Nonsuch Park this afternoon.

"The collision happened in the middle of park at about 1pm and involved two cars and a pedestrian.

"A Ford Escort hit the pedestrian before being involved in a head on collision with a BMW.

"The Ford driver and two occupants of the BMW were taken to hospital. 

"The pedestrian was treated at the scene," the spokesperson said. 
Surrey Police added that they had cordoned off the surrounding area and reiterated their appeal for witnesses to come forward and help them with their investigation. 

"A number of officers are at the scene and the south east area of the park is currently cordoned off.

"Officers are appealing for anyone to come forward who saw the incident, including the manner of the driving leading up to the collisions, or has any dashcam footage which may assist the investigation."

If you can help, call Surrey Police on 101 and quote the reference number PR/P19185189.