Driver demolishes iconic London tea hut that has stood on the same spot for 96

A driver has demolished an iconic south London tea hut that has stood on the same spot for almost a century sending three people to hospital. 

The incident happened at the Blackheath Tea Hut on Shooters Hill Road on Tuesday night. 

Photographs of the scene show a silver Mercedes embedded into the side of the blue hut. 

The Blackheath Tea Hut on Shooters Hill was demolished last night after a silver Mercedes crashed into the blue structure causing it catastrophic damage

The Blackheath Tea Hut on Shooters Hill was demolished last night after a silver Mercedes crashed into the blue structure causing it catastrophic damage  

Three people required treatment after the collision which happened shortly after 7pm 

Emergency services raced to the scene following last night's incident which injured three people and left four bikers suffering from shock

Emergency services raced to the scene following last night's incident which injured three people and left four bikers suffering from shock

The Blackheath Tea Hut, pictured, was open around the clock and a haven for night workers

The Blackheath Tea Hut, pictured, was open around the clock and a haven for night workers 

The Blackheath Tea Hut, pictured, was a popular place for motorcyclists, taxi drivers and members of the emergency services as it remained open around the clock

The Blackheath Tea Hut, pictured, was a popular place for motorcyclists, taxi drivers and members of the emergency services as it remained open around the clock

The tea hut, pictured here in the 1970s, has been open for almost a century

The tea hut, pictured here in the 1970s, has been open for almost a century 

Emergency crews were called to the hut on Tuesday evening after a silver Mercedes ploughed through the blue structure.

A member of staff in the hut apparently suffered burns, a broken sternum and rib following the horrific crash, according to social media and was pulled free by bikers at the scene.

Pictures posted on Facebook and Twitter showed debris strewn across the road with the smashed car having destroyed the 24-hour hut.

The front of the hut has been ripped open with a huge hole left where the car crashed into it.

According to police, two people were taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be serious.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: 'Police were called at around 7pm on Tuesday to a traffic collision on Blackheath Common.

'A car had collided with a building.

'Two people - one man and one woman - were injured as a result of the collision and taken to hospital by LAS. Neither person's condition is life threatening.

'No arrests; enquiries into the circumstances continue.' 

Two crowdfunding pages have been set up by well-wishers raising hundreds of pounds in a matter of hours.

Paul Kelleher who set up one of the pages wrote: 'Hopefully with the public's help we can help the family that run this iconic part of Southeast London and help them get back on their feet and then also restore the tea hut back to its original state!!

The owners of the Blackheath Tea Hut, pictured today, vowed they will rebuild the venue

The owners of the Blackheath Tea Hut, pictured today, vowed they will rebuild the venue

And on a second page Dawnie Healey wrote: 'A much loved iconic piece of local Blackheath history has been pretty much destroyed this evening due to a car hitting the Tea Hut. A much loved member of staff along with a couple of others standing at the Hut at the time, were injured but have been

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