Police, medics and firefighters highlighted the importance of road safety as they reconstructed an accident in Chingford on Saturday

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Officers from Waltham Forest and the Traffic Operational Command Unit working together with London Fire Brigade (LFB) and London Ambulance Service (LAS) Officers from Waltham Forest and the Traffic Operational Command Unit working together with London Fire Brigade (LFB) and London Ambulance Service (LAS)

Casualties lined the road after a reconstruction of a serious car crash on Saturday, prompting a quick response from firefighters, paramedics and police officers.

Crowds gathered at Gilwell Park for a road safety event organised to educate people in Waltham Forest about every day dangers.

From 9am until 9pm emergency services offered advice, support and safety lessons to people of all ages.

A mock crash showed families just how important it is to stay alert.

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3:04pm Mon 14 Jul 14

WoodfordGreenResident says...

We read about this event on the Guardian website last week and tried to go on Saturday. When we got there the people on the gate at Gilwell Park didn't know anything about it and said that the only thing going on there was Gilwell 24 (a Scout event for Scouts from various locations) and they sent us on our way.

Given what we were told, I can only assume that it was not actually an event for "people in Waltham Forest" but a private event for the Scouts, or it didn't take place at Gilwell Park. Get your facts correct Guardian!
We read about this event on the Guardian website last week and tried to go on Saturday. When we got there the people on the gate at Gilwell Park didn't know anything about it and said that the only thing going on there was Gilwell 24 (a Scout event for Scouts from various locations) and they sent us on our way. Given what we were told, I can only assume that it was not actually an event for "people in Waltham Forest" but a private event for the Scouts, or it didn't take place at Gilwell Park. Get your facts correct Guardian! WoodfordGreenResident
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