Police close Wanstead High Street at George Green junction after car crash

PUBLISHED: 16:32 11 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:00 12 January 2018

Emergency services at the George Green junction of Wanstead High Street this afternoon as they respond to a road traffic accident. Photo: Soumya Basu

Emergency services at the George Green junction of Wanstead High Street this afternoon as they respond to a road traffic accident. Photo: Soumya Basu


The George Green junction of Wanstead High Street was closed to traffic on Thursday afternoon while emergency services respond to a car crash outside Wanstead Tube Station.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed officers were called to a road traffic accident at the junction of Wanstead High Street and Harrier Avenue by the London Ambulance Service at 3.30pm.

A car had been involved in a collision with a man, believed to be in his teens.

He was taken to hospital but his injuries were later deemed not to be life threatening.

An eyewitness told the Recorder he had seen the victim, who he claimed had been in a school uniform, try to cross the road quickly between traffic before being hit by the other vehicle.

The junction was closed to traffic while emergency services responded to the incident.

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