Twenty-year-old passenger taken to hospital after driver flees car accident in Beckton

The 20-year-old was taken to Newham General with leg injuries

The 20-year-old was taken to Newham General with leg injuries - Credit: Archant

A male driver fled from the scene of a car accident and left his female passenger to be cut free by emergency services.

The collision happened at 5:40pm on Saturday September 21 on Stansfeld Road, Beckton, when the BMW car lost control and crashed onto a public footpath.

Police, ambulance and a single responder were called to the scene and the fire brigade cut free the woman, whose legs were trapped, but found that the male driver had run away.

The 20-year-old woman was taken to Newham General Hospital as a priority with leg injuries.

Police continue to seek the driver of the vehicle who left the scene before officers arrived.

Anyone who witnessed or has information concerning this incident should contact PC Sean Porter of Newham Police by dialling 101.