Woman, 20, and two men, 25 and 23, are killed and another passenger seriously injured when HGV ploughs into Toyota Yaris minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve
- Driver of the lorry was left unharmed following the crash in Longford, London
- The car is believed to have been going at ‘at least 80mph’ before the crash
- It collided with a freight truck which had been carrying dangerous goods
A woman and two men have been killed and another woman is still fighting for her life after a Toyota Yaris smashed into a lorry minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve.
The driver of the lorry was unharmed after a speeding car was believed to have been rushing back to a pub in the Longford area of London so its passengers could see in the New Year.
Two men aged 25 and 23 and a woman aged 20 who were in the Yaris died at the scene, and a 25 year-old woman, also in the Yaris is in hospital in a serious condition. Their next of kin have been informed.
The group collided with the freight truck that had been destined for the airport and was believed to have been loaded with dangerous goods that were due to be shipped to Amsterdam.
The car above collided with a lorry that had been destined for the airport. The driver of the lorry was unharmed
Police officers are pictured above on the scene following a crash in the Longford area of Middlesex
Witnesses at the scene said the car had been doing at least 80 miles an hour after it pulled out of the junction just before 11.39pm.
Pictures from the scene show recovery workers taking the white car away, which appears to have blood stains on the car door.
Police officers were also at the scene and evidence was seen in bags on the pavement, while debris littered the floor.
Those at the scene added that the area was like a ‘war zone with bits left all over the road’.
‘We heard the two women in the rear of the car screaming. The emergency services got here really quickly and even the fire service went to the incident.
Police officers were at the scene (pictured above) and recovery workers were also at the scene clearing the road
‘They had no chance, the car was doing at least 80 miles an hour as it pulled out of the junction into the path of the lorry’.
No arrests have been made, the road remained closed on Wednesday to allow for the recovery of the HGV, and police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.
Surrey Police said: ‘Officers were called to Bedfont Road at 11.39pm on December 31 following reports of the collision at the junction with Long Lane. The collision resulted in the lorry leaving the road and entering the Longford River, which runs parallel with Bedfont Road.
‘A number of emergency services have responded to the incident and the roads in the immediate area are closed while the incident is investigation.’
Sergeant Chris Schultze from the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit said: ‘As part of that investigation we are asking for any witnesses to come forward, and if anyone has any CCTV, dashcam or other information that may assist the investigation to come forward