Two men lose legs in North Circular hit-and-run

The men, in their 40s, were hit as they stood beside their broken down car, the Met Police says.

Redbridge flyover A406 North Circular
The men were hit as they stood by their broken down car at the side of the road

Two men have each lost a leg after a hit-and-run crash in east London.

The men, both in their 40s, were injured as they stood beside their broken down car at the side of the North Circular Road (A406) at about 22:30 GMT on Tuesday.

A silver BMW struck a Vauxhall Vectra on the flyover above Redbridge Roundabout, which then hit the men.

The BMW driver stopped but then left the scene on foot before emergency services arrived.

The two men hit by the Vectra were taken to hospital.

Neither is in a life-threatening condition, but both men required the amputation of a leg.

The driver and passenger in the Vectra were not injured.

The Met has appealed for witnesses, particularly those with dashcam footage, to come forward but detectives are not issuing a further description of the BMW driver.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injuries by dangerous driving.

He has been released under investigation.




Date: 13 January 2018 | Source: BBC

More UK News

Britney Spears to play Brighton Pride... and Scarborough

The pop singer is taking her Las Vegas show on tour in Europe

Driver behaviour 'transformed' by A90 average speed cameras

Surveys suggest average speed technology between Stonehaven and Dundee has dramatically cut speeding..

Neglect and abuse claims on rise in sheltered housing

UK councils receive more than 30,000 allegations of mistreatment concerning residents, the BBC learn..

Children in England 'deserve better' from healthcare

England has not made the same strides as Wales and Scotland to improve care, a report says

Sky-Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator

The regulator says the deal would give the Murdoch family too much control over news providers in th..

Travel chaos after gas leak shuts Charing Cross station

Roads are closed and Charing Cross station shut after a gas main ruptured just off Strand
View More

More Telford News

 Jimmy Armfield remembered: When England's World Cup squad trained in Shropshire

It’s not a view that would be associated with the modern day international..

 Volunteers sought by health watchdog in Telford

A health watchdog has won a contract to continue its work in Telford and W..

 GKN lifts sales forecast for electric car unit as it fights off Melrose hostile takeover

Engineering giant GKN, which employs more than 300 people in Shropshire, h..

 Top conductor leads school warm-up for classical concert - with video

A Shropshire school welcomed singers from across the Midlands to an ambiti..

 The Wrekin Housing Trust serves up partnership with Telford Tennis Centre

The Wrekin Housing Trust has celebrated its inaugural partnership with the ..

 Telford couple fined for fly tipping

A couple from Priorslee, Telford, have been fined £300 over the fly tipping..
View More

Telford Businesses

Calendar Countdown

[[countdown here]]
[[countdown here]]

Upcoming Events in Telford

22 Apr 2018

12 noon


Ride Out Entry £10.00 per bike including Festival entry (advance tickets only - register here)
Festival Entry £5.00 per person (under 16’s free)

View Details

26 May 2018

Farm Shop and Arthur’s Farm Kitchen: Tues – Sat 9.30am – 5.00pm and Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm

Open Bank Holiday Mondays: 10.00am – 4.00pm


Free entry Some activities and events are chargeable

View Details
View More