Man and woman dead in seven car pile up in Harold Wood

20 February 2020, 15:18 | Updated: 20 February 2020, 21:21

Two people have died in a seven car pile up on the A127
Two people have died in a seven car pile up on the A127. Picture: Google

By Kate Buck

Two people have died and seven other injured in a seven car pile up in Romford.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed a man aged in his 40s and a woman in her 50s were killed in the crash.

Officers also confirmed eight vehicles were involved in the collision and six people were taken to hospital, although none are in a life-threatening condition.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 1pm this afternoon, with five ambulance crews, an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic and three three medics in cars dashing to the scene.

The Air Ambulance was also called to help those in the collision.

The Met police have confirmed a man and woman died at the scene, despite efforts by medics to save them.

Three people were trapped at the scene, with firefighters from the London Ambulance Service working to free those involved.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed: "We were called at 1:20pm today (20 February) to reports of a road traffic collision on Ardleigh Green Road at the junction of the A127, Romford.

"We dispatched five ambulance crews, an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, three medics in cars to the scene. We also dispatched London's Air Ambulance trauma team.

"Sadly, despite efforts of medics, two people died at the scene."We treated a further seven people at the scene and took them all to hospital."

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