Man in hospital following multi-car collision in Grange Road, Ilford - pictures

PUBLISHED: 18:43 09 September 2015 | UPDATED: 11:05 10 September 2015

Police have put up a cordon in Grange Road, Ilford

Police have put up a cordon in Grange Road, Ilford


A witness has described how he saw an elderly driver crash into three cars down Woodlands Road and Grange Road, in Ilford, yesterday before stopping.

The man, believed to be aged 77, collided with a resident, in his late 30s, who was changing the battery of his car parked at the side of the road.

Tools were seen scattered across the floor, and one car was dented.

Police and London Ambulance Service attended the scene at 4.13pm, cordoning off Grange Road between the junctions of Woodlands Road and Cleveland Road.

The injured man was taken to hospital with initially what was thought to be life threatening injuries, but later confirmed to be a badly broken leg.

A resident of Grange Road, who did not wish to be named, said he was returning home from work when he saw the man hit two cars while driving past the parade of shops on Woodlands Road.

He continued: “The man turned down Grange Road and clipped another vehicle that was legally parked.

“The owner of the vehicle was trying to change his battery and was subsequently hit and knocked under his vehicle as a result of the impact.

“The car was knocked up on to the pavement.”

The witness says the driver then stopped, adding “he was visibly shaken”.

No arrests were made and inquiries continue.

Anyone with information can call police on 101.

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