Man injured after A13 crash

A man was “lucky” after his car collided with a barrier last night (Monday).

The man’s Ford Escort Estate was in a collision with the central barrier of the A13 near the Wennington junction at about 10.30pm.

The car was on its side when firefighters attended and the central barrier had sliced through the middle of the car.

Firefighters cut the man, in his 30s, out of the car, before he was taken to hospital with a hip injury.

Hornchurch crew manager Peter Richards said: “He was very lucky because the barrier went through the middle of the car and where the driver would normally sit.”

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A spokeswoman from the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 10.19pm to the A13, Havering, to reports of a road traffic collision involving one car and the central reservation.

“We sent an ambulance crew, duty officer, single responder in a car and London’s air ambulance doctor in a car to the scene.

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“Our staff treated a 30-year-old-man at the scene and he was taken to the Royal London Hospital, accompanied by the air ambulance doctor.”

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