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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 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.
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.
Two men have died after their car crashed while it was being pursued by police. The incident happened just after 2am this morning on Seven Sisters Road in Tottenham. It has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Rags Martel reports.
Officer are investigating the scene of the collision in which two men died following a police chase this morning in North London.
The two dead men have not been identified.
Roads around the scene remain closed as traffic officers investigate the incident.
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.
Two men have died in a collision in North London early this morning, after being chased by police, according to Scotland Yard.
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.
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.