Search

Woman crashes her car into Belsize Park restaurant

16:00 29 May 2012

Crash in Belsize Village

Crash in Belsize Village

Archant

An elderly woman crashed her car into popular Belsize restaurant this morning (Tuesday).

It is believed the driver reversed her silver saloon into a lamppost before accelerating into the side of XO in Belsize Lane, knocking plaster and paint from the wall at around 10am.

A doctor, who happened to be in the restaurant at the time, rushed out to help the pensioner, who is thought to have suffered a cut to her face and a bloody nose.

The woman, reported to be in her 80s, was treated for facial injuries by ambulance crews and taken to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

XO Manager Lee Gonzalez said: “Thank goodness no-one was sitting outside. Sometimes people tie their dog to the pole so that would have been awful.

“She also went straight over what is normally quite a busy pavement, but thankfully no-one was walking along at the time. Really it was the perfect time for her to do it.”

The car was removed within the hour.

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Yesterday, 18:44

We have created this moving tribute video of the heartwarming day a community came together and marched to free West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe from jail in Iran.

Yesterday, 17:38

As plans to demolish a well-loved Highgate community centre are put forward, neighbours are making their opinions clear to council planners

Tue, 19:23

A former London Metropolitan University lecturer is looking to inspire the next generation of architects with a series of early years workshops in Islington.

Tue, 17:05

Starting university is something new, big and exciting, whether you are moving to a new city or another country.

Tue, 16:08

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses to incident which resulted in a woman falling onto the tracks.

Tue, 15:53

The company has been fined £500,000 after an engineer was injured plunging down a lift shaft at the disused South Kentish Town station.

Tue, 09:59

Haringey Council agreed to take in 10 families earlier this month, but is now calling for kind-hearted homeowners to find space to host them

Tue, 09:36

A planning appeal for an extra flat in the 130-year-old pub has been dismissed as the inspector said it would make the pub unviable

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now