Overturned lorry causes rush hour travel chaos in Hainault

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.

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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.

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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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