Firefighters say it was a miracle no one died after a car hit a flower delivery lorry while a worker was unloading the vehicle.
The car hit the stationary long goods vehicle on Finchley Road, Golders Green in the early hours of this morning.
The male passenger of the car was trapped and fire crews using cutting equipment freed him from the vehicle. He was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews. The male delivery driver, the male driver and female passenger were treated for minor injuries.
West Hampstead Watch Manager Adam Barnett said:
“It was extremely lucky that we weren’t dealing with more serious injuries and potentially fatalities. Firefighters worked hard through the driving rain to stabilise the man and release him from the car. As firefighters we’re prepared to deal with a wide range of incidents including serious road traffic collisions, our work is not just fires.”
The Brigade was called at 0117 and the incident was over by 0208. Firefighters from West Hampstead and Euston fire stations attended the scene.