Motorist dies after freak crash in Coombe Road, South Croydon crash
A motorist has died after a freak car crash in South Croydon this morning.
The man, believed to be in his 40s, was rushed to hospital suffering cardiac arrest after the collision in Coombe Road just after 9am.
Paramedics were battling to resuscitate him as he was taken to St George's Hospital by ambulance. He died just under two hours later at 10.55am.
It is understood his car was being towed by an AA recovery truck when it broke free and collided with a second car.
A second man, travelling in another car, suffered chest injuries and has been taken to Croydon University Hospital.
Witnesses described the towed car swerving and crashing into a verge before breaking away from the tow-truck.
The car was being towed by an AA recovery truck
A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said it had sent two ambulances, an air ambulance, a single responder in a car and duty manager to the scene of the crash, at the junction of Lloyd Park Avenue.
Road closures remain in place around the scene of the crash
Officers from the Met's Traffic Unit and Croydon Borough are at the scene. A Met Police spokeswoman said there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
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