Car crash sees passenger airlifted to hospital

PUBLISHED: 10:12 05 June 2009 | UPDATED: 15:37 16 August 2010

A PASSENGER was airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries following a horrific car crash in Biggin Hill on Wednesday.

A PASSENGER was airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries following a horrific car crash in Biggin Hill on Wednesday, writes Joe Shackley.

The driver of a black Vauxhall Corsa lost control of the vehicle on a left hand before smashing into a silver Ford Ka in Main Road at around 1.34pm.

The male passenger was trapped in the Corsa and had to be freed by London Fire Brigade before he taken by air ambulance to Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel.

His is currently believed to be in a stable condition.

One of the drivers involved was taken to Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, with minor injuries.

However, it is unclear which car the person in question was driving.

A spokesman for Bromley Police said: "As with all serious collisions on our roads there will be a full and thorough investigation into this incident.

"We have more than 500 miles of road in Bromley, including part of London's strategic road network, and the highest level of vehicle ownership in London.

"One of our priorities, shared with our partners in the council's Road Safety Team, is to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads and to find ways of improving road safety for everyone who lives, works, visits or plays in Bromley.

"All road users, whether they are drivers, riders or pedestrians must take care when using the road. There is always danger, and we cannot mitigate all risk. The message to everyone is to please show respect to other road users and stay alert at all times."

Main Road was closed from the junction of St Winifred's Road close to the Fox and Hounds pub until around 8pm on Wednesday night.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the police on 01689 891212.

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