THREE people have been mowed down and badly injured in a hit-and-run crash near to the home of actor George Clooney and wife Amal.
The van was allegedly driven by a suspected drunk driver who knocked down the three people outside the popular French Horn restaurant in Sonning, Berkshire.
The collision happened shorty before 11pm last night/on Friday night and it was believed the victims had just finished a meal at the top-rated French restaurant and hotel and were about to cross the road to the car park.
The white-coloured Ford Transit Connect van drove off after hitting the pedestrians, leaving them all lying badly injured in the road.
The incident happened at the other end of a bridge over the River Thames.
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said today/last night (Sat): “A 25-year-old man from Reading has since been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed alcohol limit and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
“He remains in police custody at this time. Officers are appealing for witnesses after the three pedestrians were seriously injured when they were hit by a van.
“The incident happened last night at about 10.55pm outside the French Horn restaurant on the B478, in Sonning, Berks.
“The victims, two men aged 51 and 62 years and a woman aged 53 years, were hit by a white Ford Transit Connect van which failed to stop at the scene.
“The two men suffered broken bones while the woman sustained a serious head injury.
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All three remain in hospital at this time and their next of kin have been informed.”Investigating officer Sergeant Ed Crofts of the Roads Policing Unit, said:
“This incident has left three people seriously injured and I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed it.
“I would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has dash-cam footage or CCTV images which could relate to the incident.
“If you saw a Ford Transit van driving from Reading prior to the incident, or witnessed the damaged vehicle travelling from the scene onto the A4 towards Maidenhead afterwards, you could have vital information which could be of benefit to our investigation.”
Those who have been badly injured have not yet been named by police.
They remain detained at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.