Man dies in A12 crash in Romford

PUBLISHED: 07:47 02 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:30 19 September 2016

A man has died following a car crash on the A12 last night.

The crash occurred at the Mawney Road junction at around 10.20pm, with the London Ambulance Service and the Metropolitan Police the first to respond.

Romford Fire Station were also at the scene.

A spokesman for the station said: “We were the first engine to respond to what looked to be a road accident involving a single driver.

“We believe he suffered a suspected cardiac arrest at the wheel and veered into the central reservation.

“Ourselves and the London Ambulance Crew attempted CPR at the scene, and the road was closed briefly, for around 20 minutes.”

A fire engine from Dagenham station also attended the scene, and reports indicate the Metropolitan Police later closed the road for around 4 hours.

A police spokesman confirmed they were called at 10.16pm to a road collision on the A12.

He said: “Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a 36-year-old man collapsed at the wheel. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination and formal identification will be scheduled in due course.

“At this early stage officers believe that the vehicle collided with the central reservation.”

The Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are now investigating and enquiries continue.

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