Woman fighting for life after being struck by falling bricks in Mile End

A woman is in critical condition and another person in hospital after reportedly being struck with f

A woman is in critical condition and another person in hospital after reportedly being struck with falling bricks in Burdett Road, Mile End. Picture: Twitter/@F4H1M1997 - Credit: @F4H1M1997

A woman is fighting for her life after being hit with falling bricks from a building site in Mile End.

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Police were called at 9.38am to the incident in Burdett Road, at the junction with St Paul’s Way.

The debris reportedly fell from a crane, said a Met spokeswoman.

London Ambulance Service attended and took the woman to an east London hospital in a critical condition.

Her next of kin have been informed.

The scene at Burdett Road, Mile End. Picture: Tom Horton

The scene at Burdett Road, Mile End. Picture: Tom Horton - Credit: Tom Horton


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A second person was also taken to hospital, said an LAS spokesman.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene including an incident response officer, a motorcycle responder, two single responders in cars and two ambulance crews,” he said.

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“We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car.

“We treated a woman at the scene for serious injuries and took her as a priority to a major trauma centre. We also took a second person to hospital.”

Road closures are in place at the junction while emergency services deal with the incident.

The road is closed in both directions between Pickard Gardens and Agnes Street.

Drivers should expect minor delays.

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