Car smashes into Palmers Green dental practice

No major injuries but “severe damage” caused to N13 Dental Clinic, reports Kinga Plata

The car remains imbedded in the dental practice
The car remains imbedded in the dental practice (credit Kinga Plata)

A car plunged into the wall of one of a dental practice in Palmers Green last night – leaving the building “severely damaged”.

The white Audi crashed into N13 Dental Clinic on the corner of Powys Lane and the North Circular, causing structural damage as the vehicle completely smashed one of the windows and even destroyed part of a brick wall.

The site remains cordoned off by the police, although a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said no arrests had been made. It’s understood the driver suffered minor injuries. As the incident happened late at night there was no-one inside the dental practice at the time of the collision.

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It is unclear at the moment when the dental practice will be able to reopen. 

Dr Pegah Ziahosseini, principal dentist at N13 Dental Clinic, said: “Last night a white Audi plunged into the wall of our practice. We had to drive to the practice at midnight to assess the damage. Unfortunately we have severe damage to the practice property and items which makes us unable to carry on working. 

“[An] accident on the corner of Powys Lane and Bowes Road is not an unusual scene. Unfortunately, there is no working camera around the area, no [lower] speed limit and the junction has become more dangerous by reckless driving.

“We were told that police should not leave the premises for our safety till a structural engineer attends the premises.”

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