Waltham Forest Echo

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Police investigating Chingford driver's death after suspected 'medical episode'

A young pedestrian is in hospital but is expected to survive his injuries

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By Waltham Forest Echo 15 July 2022

Police are investigating a fatal Chingford crash where the driver is believed to have "suffered from a medical episode". Police are investigating a fatal Chingford crash where the driver is believed to have "suffered from a medical episode".

Officers were called, along with the London Fire Brigade and London's Air Ambulance, to Hall Lane just before noon on Wednesday, 13th July, after a van hit a pedestrian. Officers were called, along with the London Fire Brigade and London's Air Ambulance, to Hall Lane just before noon on Wednesday, 13th July, after a van hit a pedestrian.

The van driver, a 56-year-old man who is thought to have fallen ill behind the wheel, died at the scene. His loved ones have been informed.The van driver, a 56-year-old man who is thought to have fallen ill behind the wheel, died at the scene. His loved ones have been informed.

The pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was rushed to hospital, although his condition is "not life-threatening", a police spokesperson confirmed today.The pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was rushed to hospital, although his condition is "not life-threatening", a police spokesperson confirmed today.

Police are calling on anyone who witnessed the crash earlier this week or who has dashcam footage to come forward.Police are calling on anyone who witnessed the crash earlier this week or who has dashcam footage to come forward.

Call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 3190/13Jul to get in touch.Call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 3190/13Jul to get in touch.