Four pedestrians were hit by a car in East London on Saturday afternoon (May 28) with one elderly woman fighting for her life after being airlifted to hospital. Emergency services, including the fire brigade, paramedics, police and an air ambulance were called at around 4.40pm. The driver was treated by paramedics after the crash in Green Street, near Upton Park in Newham while the other three pedestrians have been taken to hospital with less severe injuries.
The driver stopped at the scene and has been assisting police. While police continue their investigation, Green Street remains closed in both directions with traffic building in the area. Buses are on diversion. Newham Council released a statement advising people to avoid the area.
They tweeted: “We are aware of a road traffic incident on Green St this afternoon – involving a vehicle and 4 pedestrians. You are advised to avoid the area due to congestion. A driver is being treated by LAS and one person has been airlifted to hospital.”
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