Jun 13 2011 By Jack Griffith
A DRIVER is in hospital after destroying railings and knocking down a lamp post in a rush-hour crash.
A man and a passenger were riding in a black Subaru just after 6pm this evening (13) when it slammed into street furniture on Uxbridge Road, at the junction with Shakespeare Avenue, leaving a heap of twisted metal in its wake.
Gulsen Yigit, who works at the Wimpy branch opposite and saw the crash, told the Gazette: "I first heard the screeching. I saw the car lose control and its gone right up the lamppost.
"All the customers in the restaurant just froze, and then they all rushed out to see what was happening.
"One person was stuck in there, it was really shocking."
The westbound road was sealed off and traffic diverted as police and ambulance arrived to the scene, and fire crews spent 40 minutes cutting the driver from the wreckage.
Southall Station Manager Turan Turan said: "One person was trapped in the car, and both the driver and the passenger were injured.
"We had two fire engines and one fire rescue vehicle from our Heston station with cutting equipment, and medics took him out on a spineboard."
The passenger was taken to Hillingdon Hospital, and the driver to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. The extent of their injuries are not yet known.
Amazingly, no other cars or pedestrians were involved in the crash.
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