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Man died in Redbridge Roundabout A12 crash after becoming ill while driving

PUBLISHED: 14:17 16 October 2017

The scene of the road traffic accident which closed the A12 from the Redbridge Roundabout to the Green Man Interchange. Picture Ken Mears.

The scene of the road traffic accident which closed the A12 from the Redbridge Roundabout to the Green Man Interchange. Picture Ken Mears.

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A man has died after falling ill at the wheel of his car and crashing into a fence on the A12 this morning (Monday, October 16).

There were long delays this morning on the A12. Picture: Ken Mears. There were long delays this morning on the A12. Picture: Ken Mears.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) arrived within four minutes of the accident in Eastern Avenue - between Redbridge Roundabout and Green Man Roundabout - but were not able to save him.

“We sent multiple resources to the scene including ambulance crews, an incident response officer, and our hazardous area response team,” a LAS spokeswoman said.

“London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched.

“Sadly despite extensive resuscitation efforts from medics, a man died at the scene.”

The A12 was closed for a few hours after the 8.44am accident while emergency crewed worked at the scene.

All lanes have now been reopened, but driver are warned that there are still delays while the queues clear.

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