Lorry driver killed after car overturns on A13 in heavy rain

Lorry driver killed after car overturns on A13 in heavy rain


lorry driver has been killed after his car careered via a barrier on the A13 and overturned.

The sufferer, in his 50s, was pronounced lifeless on the scene after the crash in moist circumstances at 6.10am on Thursday.

Dashcam footage reveals the lorry on its facet within the quick lane with a broken crash barrier seperating the west and eastbound lanes on the Ferry Lane interchange in Rainham.

Witnesses reported the motive force being trapped in his cab for greater than an hour.

The scene of the deadly crash on the A13

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A Scotland Yard spokesman stated: “Police have been referred to as to stories of an overturned lorry on the eastbound A13 on the Ferry Lane Interchange.

“A person aged in his 50s, who was driving the lorry, was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

“Workplaces are within the technique of informing his subsequent of kin.

“No different accidents have been reported.”

The eastbound carriageway is closed between the Ferry Lane Interchange and the Wennington Interchange. Drivers are inspired to seek out another route and site visitors is constructing.

It got here as journey chaos struck the capiral as torrential rain fell on London on Thursday morning.

5 flood warnings are in place throughout the capital, while a yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued throughout town and the south-east.

TfL stated on Twitter about 6am that Dagenham Heathway Underground station was closed “on account of heavy flooding” whereas exits one and two are additionally shut at Charing Cross.

Anybody with info or sprint cam footage is requested to name 101 quoting CAD 1340/25Aug.

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