Woman dies as Range Rover plunges onto train track after horror car crash with Tesla
A woman in her 20s has died and three others were left injured in a horrific car crash that blocked a London Underground train line today.
Police say that two vehicles – a Range Rover and a Tesla – collided on the A40 near Park Royal tube station in West London just before 4am.
The Range Rover left the road and went onto the railway line.
A woman in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
It appears the Range Rover crashed through a Tesla garage before landing on the tracks.
The A40 was closed and train services on the Piccadilly tube line have been suspended following the smash.
Residents living near Park Royal station said they heard a huge bang when the crash took place this morning.
Andrew Wood, who lives in a block of flats next to the station, said: “It woke me up. I heard this huge bash at about half past three. I thought it was somebody breaking into one of the garages.
“The car must have smashed the fence, because behind that is the pedestrian walkway and it’s come right over that. Ten minutes after there were helicopters, it was like the Third World War.”
Nada Alobaidi, 31, who also lives next to the station, said: “I heard a big crash. I came outside and saw a lot of police and an ambulance as well.
“There was a lot of smoke. I didn’t see the car because it was during the night.
“The A40 can be quite dangerous around Park Royal Station. Car accidents do sometimes happen.”
Two other people in the Range Rover were treated at the scene by paramedics.
A man believed to have been within the stationary Tesla was also treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Shocking pictures show the wreck of the Range Rover sat on the tracks of the railway line.
A small crane is now lifting the vehicle onto a train.
A police source said that the Range Rover crashed through the Tesla garage and into Park Royal station.
The police source added: “The Tesla was stationary.
“The other car crashed into the Tesla garage and flipped into the station, landing on the tracks.”
A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: “Police were called to a collision on the A40 westbound near Park Royal Underground Station at 03.48hrs on Monday, 22 August.
“Officers attended along with ambulance colleagues. It was reported that two cars, a Range Rover and a Tesla, had been involved in a collision and the Range Rover had left the road and gone onto the railway line. It is believed that the Tesla was stationary at the time.
“Despite the efforts of emergency services, a woman aged in her 20s – believed to have been a passenger in the Range Rover – died at the scene. Officers await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed.
“The Ranger Rover driver, a man in his 20s, has been taken to hospital where his condition is critical. The condition of a second Range Rover passenger, a woman in her 20s, is not life-threatening.
“A man, aged in his 50s, who is believed to have been with the stationary Tesla, was treated for injuries that have been assessed as non life-threatening. (We previously incorrectly stated that this person was female; correct gender now confirmed as above.)
“Cordons were put in place following the collision and the Piccadilly Line was part suspended.”