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Residents try to help trapped motorists following car crash

Collision at St Mildred's Road at the junction with Baring Road SE12

The collision happened at 6:35 this morning. Neighbours said they heard a loud bang and thought a lorry had crashed into the bridge. When they walked out onto the street they saw a 4 car pile up. They said they tried to help a young woman and a man who were trapped in their vehicles.

One man is suffering life-threatening injuries

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Road closures in place following 4 car collision in south-east London

A man has sustained life-threatening injuries following a 4 car collision on St Mildred's Road at the junction with Baring Road SE12 this morning.

London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance attended the crash to help the injured. One man is suffering from life-threatening injuries following the collision.

Road closures remain in place, and motorists are being urged to avoid the South Circular Road between Grove Park and Catford. No arrests have been made at this stage.

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Traffic chaos feared as Tour of Britain hits central London

Taxis queue in a traffic jam through central London Credit: Reuters: file photo

The final leg of the UK's largest professional cycle race hits the capital's streets today, but there are fears that the 88 km route through a network of closed off roads could cause travel pandemonium in the city.

Transport for London are advising people to be extra careful when planning their route - over 60 roads are affected today along with 23 bus routes facing diversions. Two of the city's main bridges - Westminster Bridge and Southwark Bridge - will be closed off as well.

Full details of all the closures are on the TfL website at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/28368.aspx.

Londoners lead the way in sustainable commuting

People in London continue to turn to two wheels Credit: Reuters

More Londoners are taking public transport and cycling to work than anywhere else in the country.

New figures show that cycling has increased in 29 out of 33 Greater London boroughs. And in Newham, more than two-thirds of people now use public transport to get to work.

New figures show that cycling has increased in 29 out of 33 Greater London boroughs. And in Newham, more than two-thirds of people now use public transport to get to work.

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