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Shop damaged after Neasden bus stop crash

PUBLISHED: 16:35 20 September 2012 | UPDATED: 17:15 20 September 2012

A car ploughed into a bus stop in Blackbird Hill, Neaden

A car ploughed into a bus stop in Blackbird Hill, Neaden

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Witness heard loud band and saw people running

A car which smashed into a bus stop on a busy Neasden road bounced back and went into the front window of a nearby dry cleaners, witnesses said.

Police and ambulance crews were called to Blackbird Hill in Neasden at around 2pm after a car crashed into a bus stop.

A 50-year-old man who was in the car was taken to the major trauma centre at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington with head injuries. No-one else was hurt.

Mohammed Sareni, owner of Clean Express Dry Cleaners in Blackbird Hill, told the Times how the car went into the front of his shop after hitting the bus stop.

Mr Sareni said: “I came back to find the shop front had been smashed and a car that hit the bus stop on the other side of the road, had skidded back into my shop.

“There is a problem with traffic in the area. Fortunately no-one was at the front of the shop so no one was injured. I have not seen an accident like this before. It could have been a lot worse.”

Siva Raj, who works in St Marys Food and Wine, said: “I heard a loud bang looked out of the window and I saw the car skidding down the road and people running away from it.

“It was quite dramatic; a helicopter came and I saw the airbag on the front seat of the car and the driver had blood on his face.”

The road was cordoned off for a while but has since reopened.


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