December 8 2013 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Reporter
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A man in his 90s and a woman in her 70s were taken away on stretchers this afternoon after their car collided with a lorry.
Firefighters from Ilford, Woodford and East Ham were called to cut them out of the vehicle after the crash on the A406 at Charlie Brown’s roundabout in South Woodford shortly after 1pm.
A firefighter from Woodford station said the lorry “dragged” the car up a slip road after the two vehicles collided on the roundabout.
He added: “They were doing alright when we got there but their condition started deteriorating so the paramedics thought it would be safer to cut off the roof and lift them out.
“The man said he was Alfred, he was 93. The woman was driving and said she was 82.”
An ambulance and single responder were sent to the scene and police temporarily cordoned off the area.
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “They were both immobilised with collars and spine boards and taken to Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone.”
Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.