Upminster crash: Man, 73, dead after crash on East London road as second driver, 32, arrested

A 73-year-old man has died following a crash in East London, and a second man, 32, was taken to hospital. London Ambulance Service (LAS) confirmed crews attended the emergency, along with medics from London Air Ambulance but despite their best efforts, the victim died at the scene.

Police have said they believe the 73-year-old man was driving a Jaguar, while the 32-year-old man was driving a Mercedes. The younger man has been arrested on suspicion of offences including driving under the influence of alcohol.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Roads and Transport Policing Command are currently dealing with the investigation following the crash this morning (March 13). Emergency services were called to Hacton Lane in Upminster, Havering, just before 10.30am which has subsequently been closed in both directions.

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Havering Council confirmed that officers were at the scene in a tweet, it said: “Due to an accident that police are investigating in Hacton Lane, Hornchurch, the road is currently closed. Avoid the area if you can & find alternative routes.”

Transport for London (TfL) also confirmed that a crash occurred on Hacton Lane on Sunday (March 13) at around 11am. According to motoring organisation, The AA, the emergency services are focusing their efforts between Little Gaynes Lane (The Optimist Tavern) and Derby Avenue.

In a statement from LAS a spokesperson said: “We were called at 10.29am today (13 March) to reports of a road traffic collision on Hacton Lane, Upminster.

“We sent a number of resources including two ambulance crews, two medics in fast response cars, an incident response officer, and we also dispatched medics from London’s Air Ambulance.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of our crews, a man was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man was assessed by our medics and taken to hospital.”

MyLondon has contacted the Met Police for further information.

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