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Driver escapes serious injury in South Harrow car flip
A DRIVER escaped without serious injury after his car crashed and landed on its roof, and then caught fire.
The Peugeot 406 finished upside down after colliding with a lamppost and knocking over a bollard on a traffic island in Kings Road, South Harrow, at the junction with Newquay Crescent at 8.20am on Monday.
The motorist received minor injuries and was taken to Northwick Park Hospital as a precaution. It is not thought any other vehicle was involved.
Keen photographer Alan Palmer, 56, of Parkville Crescent, South Ruislip, was on his way to work as a payroll manager when he saw the flipped-over vehicle and took this picture.
The 56-year-old, who normally photographs Watford FC, said: "It was quite a spectacular sight.
"They said it was a notorious bend and that there had been several accidents before and they were trying to get
Asher Erskine, a photography student at Hatch End Sixth Form, also sent the Observer some photos and said on the day of the crash: "Adjacent roads were being closed off by police vehicles, creating long delays and buses had to be diverted - this caused trouble for students at Rooks Heath college. Coincidentally, the accident happened right outside of a doctor's surgery, although it was still necessary for ambulance and rescue services to arrive at
A London Ambulance Service (LAS) spokeswoman said: "We sent one ambulance crew to the scene. We treated one man, believed to be in his 40s. There were no visible injuries but he was taken to Northwick Park Hospital as a precaution."
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "The car was a red Peugeot 406 which was on fire following the collision. Police, London Fire Brigade and LAS all attended the scene."
No arrests were made.
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