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Firefighters have attended a serious road traffic collision on the A13 Eastbound near Ferry Lane this morning.
A lorry has hit a stationary lorry carrying scrap metal. The driver of the scrap metal vehicle has seen the impending collision and quickly jumped out of the window. He was treated for shock but thankfully escaped further injury. The other lorry driver has been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.
Another two cars were also involved in the collision.
Havering Borough Commander Chris Drew said:
"The driver of the stationary lorry has narrowly escaped injury by jumping out of his cab. Scrap metal, debris and diesel has split across the roadway. Fire crews have use sand bags to stop the diesel going into the nearby drains.
"This is going to be a protracted incident and we'd ask people to avoid the area if possible. Firefighters are working with police officers to get the road open as quickly as possible."
The Brigade was called at 0901.