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Woman in hospital after car crash in Gants Hill

PUBLISHED: 18:38 02 September 2015 | UPDATED: 12:56 03 September 2015

The crash at the junction of Springfield Drive and Donington Avenue, Gants Hill, Picture: Lorna Burton

The crash at the junction of Springfield Drive and Donington Avenue, Gants Hill, Picture: Lorna Burton

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A woman has been hospitalised after being cut free from a car following a two-vehicle crash.

Firefighters from London Fire Brigade were called to the junction of Springfield Drive and Donington Avenue, Gants Hill, at 1.13pm to reports of the collision, which saw a vehicle smash into a wall.

The firefighters, from Ilford and Bethnal Green, had to cut off the roof of the woman’s car to get to her.

The woman, who was in her 40s, was then taken to an east London hospital by ambulance.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We treated a woman in her 40s for back and shoulder pain and took her as a priority to the Royal London Hospital.”

A police spokesman said that the injuries were “not life-threatening”.

Officers were called to the scene at 12.53pm and arrested a man involved in the collision, who was wanted in connection to a separate offence.

Police also confirmed that Redbridge Council was contacted in connection with damage to a lamppost following the crash.

Lorna Burton, whose wall was damaged, said: “I just came back from the shops and saw that there was a car smashed through my wall.

“My main concern was their safety.”

She added: “There are crashes all the time at the junction.

“My kids play outside a lot – luckily, they were at school.”


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