Man dies after car collides with 'street furniture' in Ripple Road, Barking
PUBLISHED: 07:46 01 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:26 01 July 2019
A man has died and two others have been rushed to hospital after a car collided with 'street furniture'.
Police were called to the junction between Ripple Road and the A13 at 3.22am this morning following reports of a collision.
A Met spokeswoman said: "The emergency services attended and found a car in collision with street furniture.
"The driver of the vehicle, a man believed to be aged 25, was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman and another man from the vehicle have been taken to hospital."
Police described the injuries of the woman and second man as "not life threatening".
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The next of kin have been informed.
Officers have not made any arrests but enquiries are ongoing with detectives appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage.
Officers from the Met's serious collision investigation unit urged anyone with information or dash cam footage to call them on 020 8597 4874 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting CAD 931/01JUL
Following the crash, the A13 was closed westbound between Goresbrook Road and Lodge Avenue with heavy traffic and tailbacks to Wennington reported by TfL.
Diverting traffic was also heavy and slow via the A1306 New Road through Dagenham and the A125 Rainham Road with motorists advised to use alternative routes and expect long delays.
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