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Firefighters cut injured from serious crash in Hendon
Firefighters cut at least two people from their cars following a serious crash in Hendon that “sounded like a bomb had gone off”.
Police, two ambulances and 15 firefighters were called to the two car collision in Church Road, at the junction with Sunny Gardens Road, in the early hours of Wednesday.
The collision sent one car careering into a set of railings next to a zebra crossing.
Officers closed the road while paramedics treated the drivers of a silver estate and a smaller car at 2am.
The London Fire Service confirmed it spent almost an hour cutting open both vehicles to get to people who were trapped by the nature of their injuries.
The London Ambulance Service has been unable to provide details of the injured, but at least one person was taken to the Royal Free Hospital.
Retired Linda Rodie, of Church Road, was sitting in her living room when the accident happened.
The 67-year-old said: “It was like a bomb going off. There was an almighty muffled bang. There was no-one around, except one man who was just wondering around in a bit of a daze.
“Within 15 minutes it was like a war zone. There were fire engines, two to three ambulances, dozens of police cars. The road was cordoned off.
“Six or seven firemen were working on the estate car – it took them almost an hour to get them out. It was very noisy with the compressors going off to cut the car. I was quite shocked.”