WALTHAMSTOW: Driving instructor cut from crash vehicle

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FURTHER details have emerged of the crash which held up traffic along a busy road yesterday morning.

The collision occurred when a Nissan Micra, which was being driven by a woman learner during a lesson, was hit from behind by a Waltham Forest dustbin lorry at around 10:45 on Monday (October 18).

The crash happened on Woodford New Road in Walthamstow, near the junction with Forest Road.

The instructor, Dennis Wicks, who works for Hart School of Motoring, suffered whiplash and was cut out of the car as a precaution, before being taken to hospital. He was released later that day.

Jack Hart, of Hatch Lane in Chingford, who runs the driving school, said: “As I understand it he was on a lesson and he came off the roundabout before stopping at a red light.

“Just a few seconds later the dust cart came round and went straight into the back of him. They do drive too fast around there sometimes.

“Of course they cut him out of the car as a precaution because he got whiplash and then took him to hospital.”

Traffic was held up as far back as the junction with the A406 North Circular while the accident was cleared.

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