Crash at busy junction causes severe traffic delays in Hornchurch and Upminster

PUBLISHED: 09:34 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:34 19 December 2017

Police were called to a collision in Upminster earlier this morning. Photo: @Da_Stonerz

Police were called to a collision in Upminster earlier this morning. Photo: @Da_Stonerz


A collision between a van and a car at a busy junction has caused heavy delays on roads between Upminster and Hornchurch this morning (December 19).

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed officers were called to the junction of Upminster Road, Wingletye Lane and Hacton Lane at around 7.45am to reports of a car crash.

He said: “It was a damage only collision between a van and a car, there is no report of any injuries.”

Bus services between Upminster and Hornchurch were temporarily diverted down Hall Lane in Upminster and along the A127 to Romford in order to avoid large amounts of traffic that built up as the police dealt with the incident.

The London Ambulance Service were also called to the scene.

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