A 24-YEAR-OLD man is critically ill in hospital after the car he was driving overturned and hit a tree in Beckenham yesterday (January 27).

The motorist was travelling along South Eden Park Road from West Wickham to Beckenham at about 1.20pm when his Vauxhall Vectra left the road and crashed.

Emergency services were called to the scene and he was taken to Kings College Hospital suffering from life threatening injuries.

The road was closed for a number of hours.

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