East London traffic pile-up leaves one dead, seven hurt

  • Published
Police tape
Image caption,
One man has been arrested following the accident on the A12 at Newbury Park

A 69-year-old man has been killed and seven others injured in a five-vehicle pile-up at Newbury Park, east London.

Ambulances went to the scene on the A12 just before 1600 GMT on Saturday.

Of the seven injured, two were taken to the Royal London Hospital and five to Queen's Hospital in Romford. The extent of their injuries is not yet known.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in custody at an east London police station.

Two people travelling with the deceased man were taken to hospital, where they are in a stable condition.