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Shocking moment trapped baby is rescued from smoking overturned car

Shocking moment trapped baby is rescued from the smoking wreckage of an overturned car

This is the moment a baby trapped inside the smoking wreckage of an overturned car was rescued by emergency workers.

Paramedics rushed to Okehampton Crescent in Bexleyheath at 6.26am on Sunday to reports that a care company car had flipped onto its roof. 

They managed to free a woman and her baby who were trapped inside the vehicle and the pair were rushed to hospital.

Footage from the scene shows the car lying on its roof, with glass and debris scattered along the road.

A police cordon was put in place at the scene as emergency services worked to release the baby from the vehicle 

A woman and a baby were involved in the incident which took place at 6am this morning at Okehampton Crescent, Welling, Bexleyheath

No arrests were made and the woman and baby’s injuries are ‘not believed to be critical’. 

The road remains closed and drivers have been urged to avoid the area.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 6.26am this morning (10 December) to reports of a road traffic collision in Okehampton Crescent, Welling.

‘We sent an ambulance crew to the scene who arrived in less than seven minutes.

‘We checked over a woman and a baby and took them to hospital.’  

A spokesperson from Met Police added: ‘Police were called by ambulance colleagues at 06:28hrs on Sunday, 10 December, to an overturned car in St Michael’s Rise junction with Okehampton Crescent, Welling.

‘Officers attended along with LAS and LFB. 

‘A woman and a baby were taken to hospital as a precaution. Their injuries are not believed to be critical. There has been no arrest.

‘The road remains closed at the location.’

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