A woman and a child remain in critical condition after a crash in Leyton, a Met Police spokesperson has said.

A collision between two vehicles occurred near Langthorne Road Bridge on the A12 on Friday (August 4). Officers of Met Police were called shortly before 1:50am to the scene.

Medics from London’s Ambulance Service attended the incident along with four ambulance crews, an incident response officer, members of hazardous area response team and a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance, consisting of a paramedic and a doctor in a car.

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They treated one woman and two children on site before taking them to a major trauma centre. A 24-year-old man was reportedly arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

The Met Police spokesperson has now confirmed that the woman and a child, believed to be aged 10, are still in the hospital and their condition is life-threatening.

The arrested man has suffered minor injuries and he too remains hospitalised, the spokesperson said.

Officers are still conducting enquiries into the circumstances of the crash.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged by the police to contact them on 101 quoting 462/04AUG23.