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Pedestrian rushed to major trauma centre

A male pedestrian has been rushed to hospital after becoming trapped between two vehicles when a van..

By admin , in London , at May 3, 2020

A male pedestrian has been rushed to hospital after becoming trapped between two vehicles when a van “failed to stop for police and crashed”.

Officers indicated for a van to stop at around 11am in Haringey, at which point “the van drove off a short distance” before crashing into two parked cars, police said.

“A pedestrian became trapped between the two vehicles,” a spokesman for Met Police said. “He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital.”

While the force awaits an update on his condition, London Ambulance Service (LAS) said the man suffered injuries to his chest, pelvis and ankle.

He was rushed to a major trauma centre “as a priority”, a spokesman for LAS said.

The driver of the van was also injured and was treated by paramedics at the scene, at the junction of Palace Gates Road and Bedford Road.

Met Police also awaits an update on the driver’s condition.

A police spokesman said: “Shortly before 11am a marked police car indicated for a van to stop in Buckingham Road, Haringey.

“The van then drove off a short distance to the junction of Palace Gates Road/ Bedford Road & collided with two parked vehicles.

“A pedestrian became trapped between the two vehicles. He was treated by LAS at scene before being taken to hospital – condition update awaits.

“The driver of the van is being treated at the scene by paramedics. Condition update awaits. Enquiries continue.”

A LAS spokesperson added: “We were called at 10.56am to reports of a road traffic collision in Palace Gates Road, Wood Green.

“We sent two ambulance crews, a medic in a fast response car and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched Londons Air Ambulance.

“We treated a man at the scene for injuries to his chest, pelvis and ankle and took him to a major trauma centre as a priority.”

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