Car flips and rolls down road in freak Newbury Park accident

The aftermath of the crash in Devonshire Road. Picture: Kam Rai

The aftermath of the crash in Devonshire Road. Picture: Kam Rai - Credit: Archant

A car flipped over and rolled down a residential road, smashing into parked vehicles as it went, in freak accident this morning.

Luckily no one was seriously injured but the vehicle was left lying on its side with a smashed windscreen and crumpled bonnet in Newbury Park.

Debris was scattered down Devonshire Road, where several parked cars were left with dents and scratches.

Firefighters were called to clean up a large pool of oil and petrol pouring from the punctured fuel tank.

Ali Warnock, from Ilford fire station, said: “When we turned up there was already somebody out of the car and it was on its side.

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“Apparently it was travelling along the road, how fast I don’t know, and someone pulled out.

“They swerved to avoid it and clipped the kerb, which made the car unsteady and it flipped.

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“It fully rolled over because there were scratches on the roof.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said an ambulance was sent to the scene shortly after 8am.

He added: “Staff treated a 65 year old man for a hand injury. He was taken to Queen’s Hospital in Romford.”

Did you see the crash? Call 0208 477 3821 or email

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