A multi-car crash in Cheam Wednesday night saw three people taken to hospital with more treated at the scene.

Police were called at 8.08pm on January 15 to reports of a crash in St Dunstan’s Hill, near Cheam Road.

Officers, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade and found four cars had collided.

Three people were taken to hospital and their injuries were described as not life-threatening or life-changing. Another person was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The driver of one of the vehicles left the scene prior to police arrival.

Dave Heasman lives around the area and says crashes like this are a common occurrence.

"I've witnessed so many accidents and near misses," he told the Sutton Guardian.

"I'm not sure if it’s a traffic light timing issue or more to do with the lack of clear road markings. But there is no consistency in whether cars turning onto the A217 should queue to the left or right of the cars queueing in the opposite direction."

Police added that no arrests have been made and police enquiries continue.