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A13 closed after fatal footbridge plunge

PUBLISHED: 07:43 02 October 2013 | UPDATED: 13:21 02 October 2013

The scene of the accident on the A13 in East Ham. Pic: Steve Poston.

The scene of the accident on the A13 in East Ham. Pic: Steve Poston.

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Motorists are advised to avoid the A13 westbound as the road is shut while police investigate a fatal collision.

Investigating officers closed the A13 travelling westbound. Pic: Steve Poston. Investigating officers closed the A13 travelling westbound. Pic: Steve Poston.

Ambulance crews pronounced a man dead at the scene, close to the Gooseley Lane footbridge in East Ham, shortly before 6am this morning.

According to officers, a man fell from the footbridge onto the carriageway where he was subsequently in collision with a lorry.

London Ambulance Service, the Air Ambulance and London Fire Brigade all attended after getting the call at 5.15am.

Enquiries in to the circumstances of the incident are being carried out and motorists have been advised to use alternative routes.

The A13 eastbound remains open. Bus routes in the area are also subject to severe delays.

Did you see what happened? Contact Freddy by email freddy.mayhew@archant.co.uk or call 0208 477 3816.

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