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Another day, another car crash in Wapping

By on February 20, 2017 in Crime & Policing

Yet another car crash today, this time in Vaughan Way, Wapping E1W. The precise circumstances are unknown but a resident kindly provided us with the information below based on what they saw.  at the bottom of the page you will see a Storify timeline of tweets from local residents to fill in some of the gaps.

Many thanks to @BuckleyTech for his photos, especially of the prelude to the crash at Hermitage.

Grey BMW car being pursued by a police vehicle lost control and crashed in Vaughan Way, Wapping at its junction with Kennet Street E1W. LONDON 20 FEBRUARY 2017

Grey BMW car crashed in Vaughan Way, Wapping at its junction with Kennet Street E1W.

“We have just had another crash (12:15).  A police car chasing a car along Thomas Moore Street.  I can’t go outside but it looks like a silver BMW.  I heard a siren, screech and crash.  It want past my place (Stockholm Way), past the junction of Vaughan Road and has crashed into a park car.  Thankfully, it does not appear that anybody else is injured.”

Which sums it all up pretty succinctly. We sent our camera team along (with their tea) to take some photos.

Grey BMW car being pursued by a police vehicle lost control and crashed in Vaughan Way, Wapping at its junction with Kennet Street E1W. LONDON 20 FEBRUARY 2017

Kennet Street sign destroyed. (Sand on ground is to soak up oil and petrol leakage)

 

Grey BMW car being pursued by a police vehicle lost control and crashed in Vaughan Way, Wapping at its junction with Kennet Street E1W. LONDON 20 FEBRUARY 2017

Imagine this impact on a human body.

 

Grey BMW car being pursued by a police vehicle lost control and crashed in Vaughan Way, Wapping at its junction with Kennet Street E1W. LONDON 20 FEBRUARY 2017

Grey BMW car being pursued by a police vehicle lost control and crashed in Vaughan Way, Wapping at its junction with Kennet Street E1W.

 

Grey BMW car being pursued by a police vehicle lost control and crashed in Vaughan Way, Wapping at its junction with Kennet Street E1W. LONDON 20 FEBRUARY 2017

Grey BMW car being pursued by a police vehicle lost control and crashed in Vaughan Way, Wapping at its junction with Kennet Street E1W

 

Grey BMW car being pursued by a police vehicle lost control and crashed in Vaughan Way, Wapping at its junction with Kennet Street E1W. LONDON 20 FEBRUARY 2017

Grey BMW car being pursued by a police vehicle lost control and crashed in Vaughan Way, Wapping at its junction with Kennet Street E1W.

As well all know one day we will not be able to write ‘fortunately nobody was injured’.

Anyone walking on the pavement at the same time that this car crashed would have been wiped out.

Here is the story in tweets from Wapping residents.

 

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