Pursuit crash inquest

Two people have died following a police pursuit in Tottenham. It happened in the early hours of Friday morning. Police were chasing a white Audi when the driver lost control and collided with a bridge. Two passengers in the car died at the scene.

Police pursuit crash inquest

Two men died from chest injuries when the car they were travelling in hit a bridge Credit: ITV News London

Two men killed in a police pursuit died of multiple chest injuries, an inquest has heard.

Gregory Jones, 38, and Shaka Henry, 33, both from Islington, died in Tottenham on Friday morning, Barnet Coroner's Court was told.

The inquest will be delayed by up to six months while police investigations continue Credit: ITV News London

The pair were killed when the black Audi they were travelling in jumped a red light, clipped a white van and crashed into a bridge.

The car's 30-year-old driver tried to flee the scene but was arrested and is currently in custody.

According to witnesses, police tried desperately to save the two passengers but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The inquest will be delayed by up to six months while investigations by the Metropolitan Police and the Independent Police Complaints Commission continue.

The driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving under the influence, driving without a licence and possession with intent to supply class A drugs, Scotland Yard said.

The driver of the white van was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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IPCC investigating police chase deaths

Scotland Yard has confirmed that the Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate the circumstances of a crash in London which resulted in the death of two men.

The men who were aged 33 and 38 were passengers in a car which collided with a van and a bridge in Haringey, London after it was pursued by police officers.

The driver of the Audi is been questioned on suspicion of possessing with intent to supply class A drugs.

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Driver arrested at scene of deadly collision

The car collided with a bridge on Seven Sister Road near the junction with St Anne's Road in Haringey.
The car collided with a bridge on Seven Sister Road near the junction with St Anne's Road in Haringey. Credit: Press Association

The driver of a car that collided with a van and crashed into bridge in Haringey, North London, after being chased by police, has been arrested.

The 30-year-old was apprehended after trying to make off on foot, according to police, but he was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified.

Police said the man was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

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Police statement on North London car chase deaths

The Metropolitan Police have issued a statement after two men died in a collision early this morning on the Seven Sisters road in North London.

Shortly before 0200hrs on Friday, 29 March, Islington officers on routine patrol in a police vehicle became suspicious of a car that appeared to make off at speed when passed in the opposite direction by police.

After several minutes searching for the Audi, the officers sighted it several hundred metres away and they sought to catch up.

The Audi was driven through a red light and a short time later it clipped a white van and subsequently collided with a bridge on Seven Sisters Road near to the junction with St Ann's Road in Haringey.

Two male passengers in the Audi, both believed to be aged in their late 20s or early 30s, were seriously injured.

Officers gave CPR prior to the arrival of ambulances, but both were pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue to establish the identity of the two men.

Two die in police pursuit crash

Two people have died following a police pursuit in Tottenham. It happened in the early hours of Friday morning, when police began chasing an Audi. The driver drove through a red light, and the car then clipped a van before colliding with a bridge on Seven Sisters Road.

Two of the car's passengers were seriously injured, and later died at the scene. Their identities have not yet been confirmed.

The driver was treated in hospital for minor injuries. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified.