A man in his 40s has died in a car crash in Thamesmead.

It happened just before 11am today when a car overturned and stopped on its side down an embankment in Eastern Way in SE28.

Police were called to the scene of the one-car crash at 10.56am.

London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance were also called.

A man in his 40s was found injured and died just after 11.45am.

Police enquiries are underway to notify his next of kin.

Emergency services are still at the scene and road closures and cordons are in place.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "Police were called at 10:56hrs on Friday, 29 July to reports of a car overturned at Eastern Way, SE28.

"Officers, London’s Air Ambulance [HEMS] and London Ambulance Service [LAS] attended.

"At the scene a vehicle had overturned and come to a stop on its side down an embankment.

"At the scene a man, aged 40s, was found injured.

"Despite the efforts of HEMS medic the man sadly died at the scene at 11:46hrs.

"Enquiries are underway to notify next of kin.

"Road closures and cordons remain in place while emergency services deal with the scene.

"No other vehicles are thought to have been involved in the collision.

"Anyone who witnessed this incident or has dash-cam footage should call police on 101 quoting 2571/29JUL."

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 10:58am today (29 July) to reports of a road traffic collision on Eastern Way, Erith.

“We sent an ambulance crew, two paramedics in response cars, an incident response officer, and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).

"We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“The first of our medics arrived at the scene in under six minutes. Sadly, a man died at the scene.”

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