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Man still hospitalised after two days following Romford crash with bus

The man was taken to an east London hospital The man was taken to an east London hospital

Thursday, September 4, 2014
11:00 AM

A 32-year-old man remains hospitalised and in a critical condition after his car crashed into the side of a bus on Tuesday night.

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Police were called to the junction of North Street and St. Edwards Way, in Romford, at 10pm.

Ambulance crews also attended the scene and found a man in his 30s in “cardiac arrest” and suffering from “serious injuries” after his car collided with the 86 bus.

A doctor stayed by his side in the ambulance as he was taken to the Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel, where he remains.

Luke Hudson, a 19-year-old enforcement officer from Essex Road, Romford, saw the crash from the back of the 103 bus.

He said: “I was coming round the roundabout on a bus and the guy was coming round the roundabout too.

“The car has come round the roundabout, I heard the screech of tyres, and he’s gone over the island and into the bus.

“To be honest I think I was quite lucky – if I’d come round the roundabout five seconds later it’d have been my bus.”

The owner of Chinese takeaway Fortune House, in North Street, rushed out of the shop after hearing a “really loud bang”.

“It looked very serious,” he said. A great deal of smoke and flames were coming from the car, he added.

No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.

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Man in critical condition after crash in North Street, Romford

Man in critical condition after crash in North Street, Romford

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