Car crashes into crossing outside Dagenham East station ‘following police chase’

The scene of the crash in Dagenham Picture: @MPSEastbrook

The scene of the crash in Dagenham Picture: @MPSEastbrook - Credit: @MPSEastbrook

The driver of a car which crashed outside Dagenham East station was attempting to evade the police, officers believe.

The car chase took place in Dagenham East: Picture: Lesley Keenan

The car chase took place in Dagenham East: Picture: Lesley Keenan - Credit: Archant

The vehicle crashed into a pedestrian crossing in Rainham Road South at around 3pm.

Eyewitnesses reported a police chase taking place prior to the crash.

The @MPSEastbrook account tweeted: “It’s believed the vehicle was attempting to make off from police before the driver was detained”.

It is unknown if anyone was hurt.

Traffic is down to a single lane northbound but there is no significant disruption.