A 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a 5am car crash near London City Airport

A man and woman have been rushed to hospital in ‘serious condition’ after an early morning accident in Beckton, east London. Emergency services rushed to the scene on Woolwich Manor Way (E6) shortly before 5am on April 17 following reports of an accident.

The collision involved only one vehicle. The two occupants – a 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman – were treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to hospital. Investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

Following the crash, delays have been caused since around 5am, with the southbound A1020 Royal Albert Way closed due to the crash between Armada Way and Woolwich Manor Way. It has affected traffic heading to London City Airport for over 11 hours. Normally it would only take 15 minutes to get from the crash site to the airport, but diversions are in place.

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Traffic heading into London City Airport has been affected since around 5am on April 17

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) to Woolwich Manor Way, E6, at 4.47am on Sunday 17th April to a report of a single car collision. officers were present.

“The occupants of the vehicle, a 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, were treated at the scene before being transported to hospital. Their injuries were deemed serious but not life-threatening. circumstances continue.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson added: ‘We were called at 4.44am today (April 17) to reports of a road traffic accident at Armada Way, Beckton. We dispatched two ambulance crews, a paramedic in a rapid response car, an advance paramedic, an incident response officer and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

“We also sent a trauma team from London Air Ambulance, consisting of a paramedic and a doctor in a car. We treated two patients at the scene and took them to a major trauma center priority.”

The traffic monitoring website Inrix still reports that the road is closed, but diverted traffic is doing well. London bus lines 262 and 366 are also affected.

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