UPDATE: Eltham Yorkshire Grey roundabout accident lorry 'narrowly missed learner driver on her test'

A picture of the scene

A picture of the scene

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AN ELTHAM accident at the Yorkshire Grey roundabout has seen a lorry keel over and hit a van, narrowly missing a learner driver during her test.

Police say they were called at around 9.42am to reports of a collision involving a lorry and a van at Eltham Road.

According to one driver, the lorry was in the wrong lane and tried to take a corner too quickly, tipping over and nearly hitting a learner driver who was taking her test at the time.

Greenwich officers, members of the Met Traffic Unit, London Ambulance and the fire brigade attended.

One man received an injury to his arm and was seen by paramedics

A Lewisham police spokeswoman said: "The lorry had overturned, road closures were put in place and officers remain on scene assisting with the recovery of the vehicle."

Westhorne Avenue is closed and there is queueing traffic eastbound between Clifton's Roundabout and Yorkshire Grey Roundabout, because of recovery work.

A diversion is in operation for buses 122, 160, 321, B15 and B16.

Congestion is reported to the A2212 Burnt Ash Hill junction.

- Did you see what happened? Email mchandler@london.newsquest.co.uk or call 01689 885714.


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7:53pm Wed 29 Jan 14

cookster says...

A good follow-up to this story would be to find out whether they still passed!
A good follow-up to this story would be to find out whether they still passed! cookster
  • Score: 18

1:34pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Ferdy54 says...

I bet they didn't expect that emergency stop!!!?
I bet they didn't expect that emergency stop!!!? Ferdy54
  • Score: 4

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