Great Dover Street: Man left with ‘potentially life changing’ injuries after ‘serious’ collision

Josh Salisbury (24 June, 2019) Transport Traffic

Police said the man has suffered 'potentially life-changing' injuries as a result of the collision on SE1's Great Dover Street last night

30284A man was rushed to hospital last night after the 'serious' collision on SE1's Great Dover Street (Image: City LFB / Twitter)

A man has been left with ‘potentially life-changing’ injuries after his car collided with a tree on Great Dover Street yesterday evening.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the ‘serious’ collision shortly before 8.30pm, which saw the road closed and public transport services re-routed.

The motorist is believed to be in his thirties.

The emergency services had been working to free the man from inside the vehicle at 10pm last night.

In the latest update from police, a spokeswoman said: “Police were called at approximately 20:25hrs on Sunday, 23 June to reports of a car in collision with a tree on Great Dover Street, SE1.

“Officers, the London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

“The male driver of the car was taken to hospital with injuries believed to be potentially life changing.”

Police enquiries into the incident are continuing.

The City’s London Fire Brigade department said on social media: “Last night Green watch attended a serious RTC on Great Dover Street along with @LFBIslington and @LFBSouthwark.

“We worked hard with @Ldn_Ambulance and @LDNairamb to release one casualty who was taken to hospital.”

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