Search

Two people hospitalised after milk van hits vehicle wrecked in previous crash in Woodford Green

09:45 15 February 2013

Two people were seriously injured in a crash in Woodford Green in the early hours of this morning when a van hit debris from an earlier accident.

A driver had ploughed into railings near Woodford County High School, in Woodford New Road.

The wrecked flat-bed truck was surrounded by cones and lights while police dealt with the incident and a man was clearing up the debris at 3am when another van smashed into the back of the first.

It shunted the wreckage forward and into the worker.

The female passenger of the second van, which was carrying milk, was crushed and had to be cut out by firefighters.

Crew manager Pete Miller was on the scene with teams from Woodford Fire Station.

He said: “It was a father and daughter in the milk van.

“The young woman was trapped by her legs and we had to cut her out.

“The crash pushed the van over the guy cleaning up and trapped him against the railings and broke his leg.”

Two ambulances, two responders and the air ambulance were called to the scene.

The woman and 27-year-old man were taken to the Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel, as a priority with leg injuries.

Redbridge Police are investigating.

0 comments

Latest Ilford News Stories

46 minutes ago
Radical cleric Anjem Choudary, of Hampton Road, Ilford, is seeking to appeal his conviction of raising support for ISIS. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA

Extremist preacher Anjem Choudary has applied for permission to appeal his conviction for drumming up support for Islamic State or ISIS.

The junction of Civic Way and Horns Road, Barkingside, where the crash occured this morning. Picture: Google

The scene which greeted shocked onlookers after a motorbike and a car collided “was a complete mess”, according to one eyewitness.

Redbridge women attending the Shaping our Future event on Saturday

Redbridge women got together to discuss issues that affect physical, mental and sexual health.

Cllr Gurdial Bhamra with Julia Gilbert, 108, and Ian Rodin, 104, (both centre) along with family and friends enjoying the birthday celebrations.

Two of the borough’s oldest residents, shared their secrets to a long and happy life as they celebrated a cumulative 212 years on Sunday.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now