A van driver has died after he is believed to have fallen ill while driving.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision between a van and a pedestrian in Hall Lane, Chingford, at 11.55am on Wednesday July 13.

The London Ambulance Service, London Air Ambulance, London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police all attended.


The driver of the van - a 56-year-old man – died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

Police believe he suffered a medical episode.

The pedestrian – a man in his 20s - who was involved in the collision, was taken to a hospital in central London.

His condition has been assessed as not life-threatening, police said.

Roads were shut but these closures have now been lifted.

Police have launched an investigation into the fatal collision and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.

Anyone who can help can call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 3190/13Jul.