Commuter ‘chaos’ after fatal A13 collision

PUBLISHED: 10:07 03 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:21 03 February 2016

A fatal collision on the A13 has caused travel 'chaos'     Picture: Andy Butterton/PA Images

A fatal collision on the A13 has caused travel 'chaos' Picture: Andy Butterton/PA Images


Commuters are experiencing travel chaos after a fatal A13 collision caused a flyover to be shut.

Queues are stretching beyond the Wennington Interchange in the east and as far west as Beckton Roundabout after a two-car crash at around 2.20am at the Lodge Avenue junction of the Alfreds Way flyover in Barking.

One man died and a 13-year-old girl was taken to hospital with severe head injuries and a broken leg.

The flyover has since reopened but long queues are still expected.

Richard Wyatt, who was travelling from Dagenham to Barking, said the traffic was unprecedented.

“I’ve never seen it like that before,” he said. “There is absolute chaos.

“The bus driver told me there was a one-and-a-half-hour wait between Wood Lane and Valence Avenue.

“There were also a lot of people walking through Parsloes Park to get to Becontree station.”

The A406 North Circular Road southbound is also moving slowly with queues from Redbridge flyover.

Travellers are advised to expect long delays.

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