Emergency services this morning rushed to the scene in Bexleyheath, southeast London, where paramedics managed to free a woman and her baby of the overturned vehicle
Dramatic footage captured the moment heroic paramedics and firefighters rescued a baby from the wreckage of an overturned car after a crash today.
A car, believed to be that of a care company, flipped onto its roof on a residential road in Bexleyheath, southeast London, at around 6.26am. Emergency services dashed to the scene and freed the tot from the vehicle.
Both the woman and the child were rushed to hospital, where medics assessed their injuries. These are thought not to be life-threatening, Metropolitan Police said this afternoon. Drivers were encouraged to avoid the road, which connects residential areas with the A209 in the Welling area of the capital.
The footage shows the car lying on its roof, with glass and debris scattered along the road. Police were called minutes after impact but confirmed no arrests have been made.
A London Ambulance Service (LAS) spokesperson said: “We were called at 6.26am this morning (10 December) to reports of a road traffic collision in Okehampton Crescent, Welling. We sent an ambulance crew to the scene who arrived in less than seven minutes. We checked over a woman and a baby and took them to hospital.”
A spokesperson from Metropolitan Police added: “Police were called by ambulance colleagues at 06.28hrs on Sunday, 10 December, to an overturned car in St Michael’s Rise junction with Okehampton Crescent, Welling. Officers attended along with LAS and LFB (London Fire Brigade).
“A woman and a baby were taken to hospital as a precaution. Their injuries are not believed to be critical. There has been no arrest. The road remains closed at the location.”
The crash comes after the devastated parents of a little boy killed in a hit and run asked Church of England to allow for him be buried in the ancient graveyard where he played every day after school.
William Brown, seven, was knocked down by a car outside his home on Wednesday evening after jumping over a wall to fetch his ball. Police in Folkestone, Kent, have arrested a 49-year-old man as they investigate the collision.
The boy’s grief-stricken parents Laura and William want him to be laid to rest in the ancient graveyard at St Eanswythe’s Church of England School where William was a pupil, as he had spent so many happy times there.