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Overturned lorry causes rush hour travel chaos in Hainault

PUBLISHED: 09:54 30 November 2012 | UPDATED: 10:07 30 November 2012

The lorry overturned in Romford Road. Photo: Jemma Tingey.

The lorry overturned in Romford Road. Photo: Jemma Tingey.

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An overturned lorry caused rush hour chaos this morning when it blocked part of a busy Hainault road.

The white Iveco vehicle toppled over on the eastbound carriageway of Romford Road shortly after 6am this morning.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said three cars and a scooter were also involved in the crash.

Three ambulances were sent to the scene but no one was seriously hurt.

Two men and a woman were taken to Queen’s Hospital, Romford, with minor injuries.

It is not known what caused the lorry to tip over.

Police closed the road between the junction with Fowler Road and Whalebone Lane North while the accident was cleared.

Commuters reported long queues and buses were diverted because of the congestion but a police spokesman said traffic is now clearing.

Did you see the accident or take a picture? Let us know on 0208 477 3821 or email newsdesk@ilfordrecorder.co.uk.


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