Horror crash between a Range Rover and Tesla leaves one woman dead and three injured and closes Piccadilly Line after vehicle ended up on railway track
- One woman, in Range Rover, died at the scene near Park Royal station
- A woman from the Tesla and a woman and man from the Range Rover in hospital
- A40 and the Piccadilly Line likely to be closed for ‘considerable period of time’
One woman has died after a Range Rover and Tesla crashed in central London this morning leaving three people also injured.
Police rushed to the scene of the two-car crash at 3.34am today after the Range Rover ended up on the railway track near Park Royal underground station.
A woman who was in the 4×4 vehicle died at the scene while a man and woman who were also travelling in the Range Rover have been taken to hospital.
Another female patient who was in the Tesla, which is thought to have been stationary at the time of the collision, was treated at the scene for non life-threatening injuries.
Officers said the Piccadilly Line and the A40 will stay closed for a ‘considerable period of time’ as they placed a cordoned around the scene.
Police were called at 3.48am to the crash on the A40 near Park Royal underground station after the Range Rover ended up on the railway track. Pictured: Met Police at the scene
One woman has died after a Range Rover and Tesla crashed in central London leaving three people also injured. Pictured: Traffic on the A40
In a statement the Met Police said: ‘Police were called to a collision on the A40 westbound near Park Royal Underground Station at 03.48hrs on Monday, 22 August.
‘Officers attended along with ambulance colleagues. It was reported that two cars, a Range Rover and a Tesla, had been involved in a collision and the Range Rover had left the road and gone onto the railway line.
‘Despite the efforts of emergency services, a female occupant of the Range Rover died at the scene.
‘A female, who is believed to have been with the stationary Tesla, was treated for injuries that have been assessed as non life-threatening.
‘A male and a female occupant of the Range Rover were treated at the scene by paramedics. before being taken to hospital. We await an update on their conditions.
‘Cordons have been put in place. The A40 and the Piccadilly Line in the area are likely to remained closed for a considerable period of time. Commuters are advised to avoid travelling on these routes.’
The Piccadilly Line and the A40 near Park Royal underground station (pictured) will stay closed for a ‘considerable period of time’ as officers place a cordon at the scene
A spokesman from Transport for London said: ‘In terms of impact on the network, the A40 Western Avenue is closed westbound at the junction the A4000 Wales Farm Road (Gypsy Corner), the Piccadilly line has no service between Acton Town and Uxbridge and two bus routes are on diversion.’
It follows the travel problems suffered by rail passengers after tens of thousands of workers went on strike again in a long-running dispute over pay, jobs and conditions.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) and Unite walked out for 24 hours on Saturday, affecting Network Rail and a number of train companies across the country.