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Barking lorry crash causing delays on A13

PUBLISHED: 12:33 16 September 2015 | UPDATED: 18:26 17 September 2015

Firefighters cut the lorry driver out (left)

Firefighters cut the lorry driver out (left)

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Traffic remains slow on the A13 following a crash involving a tipper truck and a lorry on the eastbound carriageway this morning.

The lorry involved in the crash on the A13 (Pic: LondonAmbulance HART: @LAS_HART)The lorry involved in the crash on the A13 (Pic: LondonAmbulance HART: @LAS_HART)

Crews from the London Fire Brigade, police and London Ambulance Service were called to the junction with Alfred’s Way and Movers Lane just after 11.30am.

A helicopter from the London Air Ambulance landed on the road just east of Movers Lane.

Firefighters cut one of the drivers from the cab of the articulated lorry before he was rushed to the Royal London Hospital, but his injuries were described as “not life-threatening”.

Diesel and oil leaked across all three lanes and the clear-up operation continues.

The A13 near the Movers Lane junction (Pic: TfL Traffic News/@TfLTrafficNews)The A13 near the Movers Lane junction (Pic: TfL Traffic News/@TfLTrafficNews)

Traffic remains heavy and slow on approach, with tailbacks to Aspen Way, Poplar. Southbound traffic on the A406 North Circular Road is also slow, with tailbacks to the Redbridge Flyover.

There are also delays on the A124 Barking Road eastbound from Canning Town to Barking and the A1020 Royal Docks Road between City Airport and Beckton Roundabout.

All diversion routes are heavily congested and motorists should expect long delays.

Station manager John Barker, who was at the scene said: “Firefighters worked hard to free the man has quickly and as safely at possible in what was a complicated extraction.

“The eastbound carriage way is likely to be shut for some time and we’d ask members of the public to avoid the area if possible.”

Buses are being diverted.

Firefighters from Dagenham, Barking and East Ham fire stations attended the scene earlier.


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