UPDATE: Driver critically ill after oil spillage accident in Bexley Road, Erith

Bexley Road closed both ways after accident and oil spillage

Bexley Road closed both ways after accident and oil spillage

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A 33-YEAR-OLD man is in critical condition after an accident which caused a large oil spillage in Erith on Saturday (Jan 18).

The man drove a Mini Cooper into a parked Mercedes in Bexley Road at 1.48am with such force that oil from the car was spread across the road.

He was taken to Royal London Hospital with head and facial injuries.

A passenger was seen to leave the scene before police arrived.

A Bexley police spokesman said: "Police were called to collision between a Mini Cooper and a parked Mercedes in Bexley Road at 1.48am on Saturday, 18 January.

"The 33-year-old male driver of the Mini was taken to the Royal London Hospital where he remains critically ill with head and facial injuries.

"A passenger was seen to leave the vehicle prior to police arrival and remains outstanding.

"Enquiries continue."

Bexley Road was closed both ways between Park Crescent and Fraser Road since the accident, but has now reopened.

The area has been heavily sanded and is now safe for traffic.

A Bexley council spokeswoman added the area will be monitored over the next week in case resurfacing is required.

 

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1:50pm Mon 20 Jan 14

ratty27 says...

If the road is safe for vehicles then why is the road still closed? Drivers are using my road as a diversion and speeding along quiet residential roads, it's completely ridiculous. My mother was told by police that the road needed re surfacing so why can it not be got on with. With Bob Dunne way closed as well anyone trying to get to the tunnel has a nightmare journey!
If the road is safe for vehicles then why is the road still closed? Drivers are using my road as a diversion and speeding along quiet residential roads, it's completely ridiculous. My mother was told by police that the road needed re surfacing so why can it not be got on with. With Bob Dunne way closed as well anyone trying to get to the tunnel has a nightmare journey! ratty27
  • Score: -1

1:52pm Mon 20 Jan 14

ratty27 says...

scratch that, opened at 1.30 apparently.
scratch that, opened at 1.30 apparently. ratty27
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5:42am Tue 21 Jan 14

chunkybuster says...

2 days shut after 'mini' spills oil,lucky it wasn't a lorry,would have been closed till christmas!
2 days shut after 'mini' spills oil,lucky it wasn't a lorry,would have been closed till christmas! chunkybuster
  • Score: 5

9:56am Tue 21 Jan 14

highway warrior says...

What kind of passenger runs away from a serious shunt leaving the driver in a bad way..........no honour amongst thieves obviously......

Probably diesel spread down the road by traffic, oil is easier to clear up than diesel
What kind of passenger runs away from a serious shunt leaving the driver in a bad way..........no honour amongst thieves obviously...... Probably diesel spread down the road by traffic, oil is easier to clear up than diesel highway warrior
  • Score: 4

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