Four crashes in three days in Havering

Four serious crashes have occurred across Havering in just three days.

On Saturday, May 7, two cars collided in Shepherds Hill, Harold Wood. One car ended up hitting a telegraph pole, and the road had to be shut for a number of hours.

On Sunday, May 8 two accidents happened in Harold Hill. The first, at around 9.30am, was in Noak Hill Road. It is believed a motorist lost control of his car and crashed into a tree.

He had to be cut out of his car by firefighters and was taken to hospital.

That afternoon, at around 4.30pm, four vehicles were involved in a crash at the junction of Petersfield Avenue and the A12 Colchester Road.


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A 90-year-old woman and two other people were taken to hospital for treatment. None had life-threatening injuries.

Dave Bryan from Harold Hill fire station, said: “We think the 90-year-old may have blacked out and smashed into a traffic light.”

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The road was closed until 7pm.

On Monday, May 9, two men were taken to the Royal Free Hospital hospital in east London following a collision between a car and two mopeds outside the Tesco at Roneo Corner at 8pm.

The riders, believed to be in their 20s, had leg injuries but their conditions are not life-threatening.

Witness Maggie Duggan said: “There were two bodies lying on either side of the central reservation. They were being worked on by paramedics and it looked quite bad.”

A third person, thought to be the driver of the car, was also seen by medics, but was not taken to hospital.

The road was partially closed until 9.57pm.

Police are treating the incident as an accident and there have been no arrests.

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