A MAN had to be rescued from his car that had turned on its side following a collision between three cars on Barnet High Street yesterday afternoon.

Around ten good Samaritans surrounded the car as it lay on its side before helping fire crews pull the man out of the red Toyota Yaris and walking him to a nearby ambulance where he was checked over by paramedics.

The elderly woman driver of a silver Vauxhall Corsa, which was also involved in the collision, was also checked by ambulance crews. Neither has been taken to hospital.

A black Toyota Auris was also damaged in the crash, which happened at around 2pm.
Brian Sole, 24, who was walking on the street, said he heard a loud bang.

He said: “There were loads of people holding the car trying to help the guy out. There was no ambulance there yet.”

Ib Mina, who owns Chudy’s beauty shop said it took at least 15 minutes for the man to get out of the vehicle before being helped over to the ambulance.

“He was walking but he was definitely shocked,” she said. “There was no blood or anything but he could not have got to the ambulance without being supported.”

The high street was closed in both directions near the junction with Park Road until around 2.50pm while police and members of the London Fire Brigade cleared the cars and debris from the road.

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