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Wennington A13 car cash: Black cab flipped onto its side

PUBLISHED: 08:35 12 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:12 12 April 2018

The crash took place on the A13 just after the Wennington turn off. Photo: Google

The crash took place on the A13 just after the Wennington turn off. Photo: Google

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A black cab was flipped onto its side after colliding with a car on the A13 in Wennington this morning (Thursday).

Firefighters, officers and paramedics were called to reports of a car crash on the A13 just after the Wennington turn off at 3.30am today.

They found a car with wheels missing and an overturned black taxi with both drivers trapped inside their vehicles.

Two fire engines from Barking and Wennington were called out along with a fire rescue unit, with specialist cutting equipment, from East Ham.

The drivers were freed from their vehicles within 45 minutes and are not believed to have life-threatening injuries.

Road closures put in place while officers investigated the scene have now been removed.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 3.23am today to the A13 near the junction with the A1306 in Purfleet to reports of a road traffic collision.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene including an incident response officer, a single responder in a car and two ambulance crews.

“We also sent our hazardous area response team (HART). London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched by car.

“We treated two men at the scene and took both to a major trauma centre as a priority.

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