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Firefighters tackle second serious crash in 24 hours

FIREFIGHTERS have attended their second serious lorry crash on the A13 this week.

An articulated lorry crashed into a tipper lorry on the eastbound carriage way near Movers Lane in Barking.

A man was trapped instead the cab of the articulated lorry. Fire crews used cutting equipment to free the man and he was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

Station Manager John Barker, who was at the scene said:

“Firefighters worked hard to free the man has quickly and as safely at possible in what was a complicated extraction. The eastbound carriage way is likely to be shut for some time and we’d ask members of the public to avoid the area if possible.”

This is the second serious road traffic accident on the A13 this week after two lorries collided in Rainham on Monday.

The Brigade was called at 1132 and the incident was over for fire crews at 1341. Firefighters from Dagenham, Barking and East Ham fire stations attended the scene.

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