Man dead and girl seriously injured after A13 crash in Barking

PUBLISHED: 07:25 03 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:10 03 February 2016

The crash scene

The crash scene


A 27-year-old man has died and a 13-year-old girl is fighting for her life after an early morning crash today.

The two-car collision, at around 2.20am at the Lodge Avenue junction of the Alfreds Way flyover in Barking, also resulted in three people – including the teenager’s mum – going to hospital with injuries described as not life threatening.

The 27-year-old man was driving alone in a Vauxhall Vectra while in the other car, a VW Passat minicab, was the 13-year-old girl, her mum and two male passengers.

Attending firefighters said the girl suffered a broken leg and severe head injuries while her mother suffered back and head injuries.

The two men, who were sitting in the rear, suffered back injuries.

Firefighters had to remove the roof of the Passat to rescue the passengers and one crew member performed CPR.

Two fire rescue units – one from Bethnal Green, one from East Ham – attended the scene alongside teams from Barking.

Paramedics from London’s Air Ambulance were also in attendance, though they did not arrive by helicopter.

The flyover was temporarily closed, with traffic being diverted around it, but has since reopened.

There have been no arrests but police are appealing for witnesses to either the collision or events leading up to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police witness line on 020 8597 4874.

Do you know what happened, or do you know anyone involved in the crash? You can also get in touch with the Post by calling 0208 477 3778 or emailing

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