A man and woman have been rushed to hospital in a “serious condition” after an early morning crash in Beckton, East London. Emergency services rushed to the scene on Woolwich Manor Way (E6) shortly before 5am on April 17 following reports of a crash.
The collision involved just one vehicle. Both occupants – a 30-year-old man and a woman, 22, were treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to hospital. Inquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
As a result of the crash, delays have been caused since around 5am, with the A1020 Royal Albert Way Southbound closed due to the accident between Armada Way and Woolwich Manor Way. It has been affecting traffic heading towards London City Airport for more than 11 hours. Normally, it would take just 15 minutes to travel from the scene of the crash to the airport, but diversions are in place.
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A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service (LAS) to Woolwich Manor Way, E6, at 4.47am on Sunday, April 17 to reports of a single car collision. Officers attended.
“The occupants of the vehicle, a 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. Their injuries have been assessed as serious but not life-threatening. Inquiries into the circumstances continue. “
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson added: “We were called at 4.44am today (April 17) to reports of a road traffic collision in Armada Way, Beckton. We sent two ambulance crews, a paramedic in a fast response car, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.
“We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance, which consisted of a paramedic and a doctor in a car. We treated two patients at the scene and took them to a major trauma center as a priority.”
Traffic monitoring website Inrix is still reporting that the road is closed, but that diverted traffic is coping well. The London bus routes 262 and 366 are also affected.
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