Injury avoided as cars crash at a Hackney Tesco

Crash at Tesco Kingsland Road Haggerston London 040714 @ 1140 © david.altheer@gmail.com
Crash at Tesco Kingsland Road Haggerston London 040714 @ 1140 © david.altheer@gmail.com
Checkout: the worst-damaged car and how both cars ended up outside the Haggerston store

TWO HIGH-PERFORMANCE cars that collided in Kingsland Road late this morning narrowly avoided hitting other road users or pedestrians.

The cars crashed within metres of shoppers and cashpoint users at the Tesco Hackney Express shop on the corner of Lee Street, Haggerston E8 4DN.

A Tesco staffer said the cars had been going “very fast” and the two-door sports car, which was carrying a passenger, had rolled several times, dangerously close to the store.

A man was taken to hospital with minor injuries. A motorist has been summonsed to appear in court.

The accident may have been filmed: police are taking a recording from a security camera in the area.

Hamish Scott London 040814

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One thought on “Injury avoided as cars crash at a Hackney Tesco

  1. Well done for avoiding “miracle escape”. You did, however, use “accident” rather than “crash” or “incident”.

    Whether or not it was an accident has yet to be established.

    Well-spotted. I am pushing at the limits of how such matters are usually reported. I am fed up with the way lawyers have forced a kind of weasel writing into the media.

    I do not believe, either, that the report risks contempt because by definition the severity of the crash was unpredictable. The result was, therefore, an accident. – Ed.

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