A MAN has been injured after the car in which he was travelling plowed into a bus stop and a tree. Emergency services were called to Wellesley Road, outside the Whigfift Centre, shortly after 3am today(Monday December 17). The passenger, believed to be in his twenties, was cut free from the Vauxhall Corsa by firefighters and taken to St George's Hospital, south London, as a priority by ambulance. A second man was treated for more minor injuries and taken to Croydon University Hospital, a London Ambulance service spokesperson said. A firefighter with Croydon's red watch, who attended the scene, said: "A passenger was trapped and the roof had to be removed to get him out. "It looked like the car had lost control along Wellesley Road. "It had gone into a bus stop and ended up wedged between a tree and a lamppost." The passenger was sitting in the front seat of the car travelling north, he added. Only one car was involved, a Met police spokesperson added. Road closures were put in place with the road reopened shortly after 7am.
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