Police appeal for information after man suffers ‘life-threatening injuries’ in Little Heath crash

PUBLISHED: 12:23 28 October 2016 | UPDATED: 12:29 28 October 2016

The stretch of Hainault Road between Billet Road and Painters Road where the accident occured last night. Photo: Google maps

The stretch of Hainault Road between Billet Road and Painters Road where the accident occured last night. Photo: Google maps


Police are appealing for witnesses after a passenger suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash last night.

Three of the men in the black Renault Clio, who were believed to have been on their way back from a football training session, suffered only minor injuries after the incident in Hainault Road, Little Heath, but one man did require more serious medical attention.

The crash is believed to have occurred at around 10:50pm.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “We were called at around 11pm last night to a road traffic accident in Hainault Road.

“It appeared that a car with four passengers had clipped a curb while trying to overtake some other traffic on the road and rolled a few times before ending up in a ditch.

“By the time we arrived on the scene three of the four passengers were up and walking, but one did require extensive treatment from the London Ambulance Service at the scene before being taken to hospital.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed four men in their 20s were injured in the crash and that officers were now looking to speak to witnesses.

He said: “Enquiries are ongoing by officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath and they appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision, or the events, leading up to the collision, to contact police.

“Anyone with information is asked to call the unit on the police non-emergency line on 101.”

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service confirmed they sent four ambulance crews, a single responder in a car and the London air ambulance to Hainault Road last night.

She said: “We treated a man at the scene for head and chest injuries and took him as a priority to a major trauma centre in east London. A second man was treated at the scene for a shoulder injury and taken as a priority to a hospital in north east London.

“We treated a third patient at the scene and took them as a priority to a hospital in east London. A fourth patient was also treated at the scene and taken to a hospital in north east London.”

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