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Police appeal after men lose a leg each in A406 Redbridge crash

PUBLISHED: 22:11 13 January 2018 | UPDATED: 22:11 13 January 2018

Did you witness the incident, or have dashcam footage from Redbridge Roundabout at around that time? Please contact the police. Picture: Steve Poston

Did you witness the incident, or have dashcam footage from Redbridge Roundabout at around that time? Please contact the police. Picture: Steve Poston

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Two men have had a leg amputated following a serious collision on the A406 flyover above Redbridge Roundabout.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the driver of a BMW involved in the incident “made off” from the scene.

At around 10.30pm on Tuesday, January 9, a silver BMW 330 Sport was in collision with a Vauxhall Vectra.

As a result of the impact from the collision, the Vectra collided with two men who were standing at the side of the flyover next to their own car, which had broken down.

The two men, both aged in their 40s, were taken to hospital.

Neither is in a life-threatening condition, however their injuries were extremely serious and led to both men having a leg amputated.

The occupants of the Vectra – a driver and a passenger – were not injured.

A Met Police spokesman said: “The BMW stopped at the scene, however the male driver made off on foot prior to the arrival of emergency services.

“Officers are not issuing a further description of this man at present.”

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injuries by dangerous driving.

He has been released under investigation.

Detectives from the serious collision investigation unit at Chadwell Heath are investigating.

They are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or who was driving in the area at the time with dashcam footage.

If you have any information about the incident, no matter how small call the police on 020 8597 4874.

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