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Pictures of Brent Street crash in Hendon show driver's lucky escape
This was the scene when a car collided with two parked vehicles and flipped onto its roof in Hendon this morning.
The Peugeot 5008 landed upside down and came to rest in the middle of busy Brent Street, between the junctions with Queens Road and Shirehall Lane, following the crash at 10.15am.
Onlookers said it looked like one of the car's tyres had blown.
Heavy traffic quickly built up in both directions leaving buses and cars stranded as emergency services rushed to the scene.
In total, 20 firefighters, one ambulance, one fast response vehicle and police were all sent to the crash.
The male driver, believed to be in his 50s, walked away from the accident, though he was later taken to the Royal Free Hospital as a precaution.
Police closed off Brent Street while the scene was cleared causing delays on a number of surrounding roads until the blockade was lifted at midday.
Speaking at the scene soon after the accident, Isaac Kaye, of Brent Street said: “It is complete chaos. There are buses stuck in the road unable to go anywhere and the traffic is building up all around. People are hooting their horns but they can’t go anywhere.
“It just looks like a freak accident – it is a miracle the guy came out alive when you see the state of the car.”
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