Man injured after crashing into tree in Barkingside

A man was injured when his van hit a tree in Barkingside on Sunday (15).

He was trapped in the vehicle after the accident at the junction between Aldborough Road North and Painters Road around 6.00pm.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “The man was trapped and injured.

“We send two fire engines and a fire rescue unit from Ilford and East Ham and the crews released him from the vehicle.”

The air ambulance attended the scene and reportedly landed in a nearby field.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Staff treated a man, reported to be 50 years old, with head and chest injuries.

“He was taken as a priority via ground ambulance to the Major Trauma Unit of the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.”

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The man’s condition is not known.

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