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Tesla smashes into six pedestrians on the grounds of a school

A CHILD is fighting for their life after a Tesla smashed into six pedestrians on the grounds of a school – with three kids left “seriously injured”.

Emergency services – including at least five ambulances – rushed to the scene College Road, Ardingly and one child was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.

Three people were also “seriously” hurt in the smash, while others were treated for minor injuries.

The incident took place on the grounds of the £36,000-a-year private school Ardingly College.

Five children and an adult were taken to hospital following the incident shortly after 4.30pm in West Sussex.

Pictures show what appears to be a £40,000 electric Tesla being taken from the scene on the back of a truck.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “Following an RTC in Ardingly this afternoon, our crews treated & transported 6 patients, 5 children & 1 adult, to local hospitals; 3 with potentially serious injuries.

“One patient in a critical condition was transported by air ambulance to St Georges, London.”

Police said they were called to reports of a collision shortly after 4.30pm.

A spokesman said: “Police were called to reports of a collision involving a car and pedestrians on College Road, Ardingly, shortly after 4.30pm on Monday.

Six pedestrians were hit at Ardingly College in Sussex
Credit: eddie mitchell

“One child has been taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.

“Six others were also taken to hospital by road, including three children with potentially serious injuries.

“This is an ongoing matter and no further information is available at this time.

“Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 980 of 16/08.”

Three people were 'seriously injured' in the smash
Three people were ‘seriously injured’ in the smash
The incident happened on the grounds of Ardingly College
Credit: eddie mitchell


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