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A high speed police chase came to a nasty halt after the pursued man crashed into a lorry and died at the scene on the A316.

The southbound carriageway of the A316 remains closed after the car collided with the lorry at around 4.28am on Wednesday (February 8).

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "The car was being pursued by police at the end of the collision after it had failed to stop.

"The emergency services attended and the driver, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene."

The force said the Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed, as well as the Independent Police Complaints Commission who will investigate the incident.

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The latest update at 8pm is that the A316 westbound remains fully closed between Hospital Bridge Road and the M3 J1.

This part of the road has been closed all day while accident investigation works are carried out following a police chase which ended in fatal collision at around 4.30am

Congestion has been reported this evening in the surrounding areas in Feltham, Hounslow and Hanworth.

Eastbound has been reduced to two lanes and traffic is reportedly heavy in the area.

Earlier we reported roads could remain closed until at least 10.30pm tonight.

There is no access from Hospital Bridge, Apex Corner, Hounslow Road or Snakey Lane all day, queueing back through Feltham, Hounslow, Twickenham and Hampton.

Read our stories following this morning’s incident:

Man dies after police chase ends in lorry crash on A316

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/man-dies-after-police-chase-12572338

Footage from the scene of the A316 crash

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/a316-crash-footage-shows-empty-12573189

Images following fatal collision as roads reopen

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/a316-crash-images-show-scene-12574121

Police watchdog appeals for witnesses

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/a316-crash-police-watchdog-appeals-12576389

IPCC investigate

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation after a police chase ended with a car in collision with a lorry on the A316.

A man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police watchdog is calling for witnesses to come forward to assist with their enquiries.

Find the full story here http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/a316-crash-police-watchdog-appeals-12576389

Delays to bus routes

A number of bus routes are experiencing delays up to 60 minutes.

Buses serving Hanworth, Hampton, Feltham, Hounslow & Twickenham are affected.

The delays follow an earlier police car chase ends in fatal collision on the A316.

Read our full story on the incident here http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/man-dies-after-police-chase-12572338

Motorists 'nightmare' getting home

Drivers have experienced long delays home tonight as part of the A316 remains closed.


People have taken to Twitter to air their frustration as major delays continue in the area.

One person said the traffic is an “absolute nightmare” while another said it was “horrendous” around the A316.

Another commented

Traffic update

According to Transport for London:

The A316 is fully closed westbound from Hospital Bridge Road due to a collision. The eastbound carriageway is reduced to two lanes (from three).

Expect delays in the surrounding areas with tailbacks to Whitton Road roundabout.

Roads affected

If you’re travelling this evening here are a list of roads that continue to be affected following this morning’s fatal collision.

  • A316 (TW13,TW16) (Both Directions)
  • Felthamhill Road (TW13) (All Directions)
  • Hanworth Road (TW16) (All Directions)
  • M3 (TW16) (All Directions)
  • Nallhead Road (TW13) (All Directions)
  • Sunbury Way (TW13) (All Directions)

Closure expected until 10.30pm

The A316 southbound road closure is expected to last until around 10.30pm, according to Highways England.

Traffic conditions are expected to return to normal at around the same time.

Roads around the A316

(Photo: Google Maps)

Here is a glimpse at the A316 as of 5.15pm.

Heavy congestion over 12 hours after the crash.

Picture shows extent of the traffic

Whitton Sport Centre shared this picture of the chaos on the roads caused by the lane closure.

Westbound remains closed

This is the latest from TfL on the westbound road closure, posted on Twitter around an hour ago.

Highways England are predicting the lane closure will last until the early evening.

We will be keeping you updated throughout the evening.

Driver was in his late 30s

The IPCC have revealed the deceased was a man in his late 30s and was driving a black Audi car.

Here is the full story on the IPCC investigation:

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/a316-crash-police-watchdog-appeals-12576389

Police watchdog launch investigation

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have announced they are investigating this morning’s collision and have revealed further details of the crash.

More to follow.

Kempton Park races 'will still go ahead', say racecourse

getwestlondon called Kempton Park to ask if there have been any changes with the races which are scheduled today.

The racecourse told us they haven’t had any calls to say horses and owners are unable to make it as yet and that the action will still kick off this evening as planned.

Transport for London have said however, that those who are heading to the meet this evening should set out earlier as there are still road closures in place.

The latest from travel authorities as parts of road reopens

The latest update from Transport for London reads: “The A316 remains closed westbound between Hospital Bridge Road and M3/Sunbury Cross - but is open eastbound (collision).

“Queues westbound on approach still continue and on diversion.”

London Ambulance have been approached for comment but have not responded as yet.

Metropolitan Police have yet to release the name of the deceased although the next of kin have been informed.

Our reporter Lois Swinnerton went to the scene of the traffic earlier and took this footage as cars were in a standstill as police investigated the scene.

Hard shoulder driving

A number of motorists could face prosecution after they were caught driving on the hard shoulder of the M3 to avoid tailbacks from the A316 at Sunbury.

This was the tweet from Surrey road police earlier today

Business operations 'badly affected' by road closures

The plight of businessmen has been raised after people on social media pointed out the effects it may have on commercial operations.

One twitter user said: “Business operations being badly impacted and no recourse for compensation”

Images show the aftermath after police car chase across A316

Images showing the destruction of a car have emerged after the police chase this morning which led to a person’s death at the scene on Wednesday.

The crash, involving a black vehicle, occurred just before 4.30am near Sunbury.

Scene of fatal RTA following police chase on A316 Sunbury / Twickenham. photographer credit Darren Pepe.
Scene of fatal RTA following police chase on A316 Sunbury / Twickenham. photographer credit Darren Pepe. (Photo: Surrey Advertiser)

Getwestlondon's Lois Swinnerton reports live from the scene

PICTURES show heavy M3 traffic from the morning

Our photographers sent across pictures of the traffic on the M3 this morning.

The latest from TfL is that the A316 eastbound has re-opened eastbound BUT it remains closed westbound between Hospital Bridge Rd and the M3 Sunbury Cross.

Pictures from the M3 show the traffic people were stuck in this morning
Pictures from the M3 show the traffic people were stuck in this morning
M3 traffic: Commuters were made to re-route as police investigations into a person's death continued
M3 traffic: Commuters were made to re-route as police investigations into a person's death continued

And another update from TfL

Update from Highways England

Two lanes now open on the A316 Northbound between M3 J1 and A314. Southbound remains closed. Long delays remain on the M3 Eastbound from J2.

Diversions in place

Diversions have been put in place near Twickenham at the roundabout connection Chertsey Road, Great Chertsey Road and Hospital Bridge Road.

Footage shows empty road and diversions

RECAP: How long are delays? What has happened on the A316? Your questions answered

For those who are taking a look at the blog recently, here’s your most immediate questions answered as we bring you the latest on the A316 closure.

Why has the road been closed?

The A316 remains closed as officers investigate
The A316 remains closed as officers investigate

The road was closed after a police chase came to a nasty halt after the pursued man crashed into a lorry and died at the scene on the A316 at around 4.28am on Wednesday (February 8), near Sunbury.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “The car was being pursued by police at the end of the collision after it had failed to stop.

“The emergency services attended and the driver, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Where exactly has been closed?

This map shows the stretch of A316 closed:

Where road closures remain in place as police investigate the incident
Where road closures remain in place as police investigate the incident

What investigations are taking place?

The force said the Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed, as well as the Independent Police Complaints Commission who will investigate the incident.

How long will the A316 be shut?

The A316 has remained closed since this morning and Transport for London have reported they can be “expected to remain closed for the rest of the day”.

How long are delays expected?

Although initial reports were between 20-45 minutes, commuters stuck in traffic on twitter have reported that they have been on stand still for over an hour.

Highways England full statement as they tell commuters to 'find alternative routes'

Highways England have been updating us on the incident via twitter throughout the morning, but have still strongly advised people find an alternative route.

Their full statement read:

“The A316 in Surrey is closed in both directions between M3 J1 and A314 and due to a serious collision.

Metropolitan Police are on scene and dealing with the incident. Long delays are building on the M3 eastbound on the approach to the closure, with slow moving traffic from J2 (M25).

Traffic is being diverted via local routes. Road users are advised to allow extra time for there journey or find alternative routes.”

How can I find out about bus routes affected by the closure?

Transport for London have an online platform where you can type your bus route and it will give you the latest “traffic status” related to it.

As it stands, bus routes in and around the A316 are affected both in west London and in Surrey, so commuters using public transport should check here.

Click the link above in order to find out about affected bus routes. Pic: TfL travel
Click the link above in order to find out about affected bus routes. Pic: TfL travel

For example, if you type in “290” route, it says: “Route 290 westbound is on diversion due to the closure of Country Way from Hospital Bridge Road to Sunbury Cross following a road traffic incident. Buses are diverting from Sainsburys Hampton, right Uxbridge Road, right High Street, right Thames Street, ahead Upper Sunbury Road, ahead Staines Road East, ahead Sunbury Cross to usual line of route.”

Chef James Martin says traffic's 'not moved' as Highways suggest people re-route

Well known TV chef James Martin has tweeted to say traffic on the M3 hasn’t moved “for 60 minutes”.

Highways England responded to say that although it was initially delays of 20-45 minutes, they now advise road users “to allow extra time or find alternative routes.”

They added: “Metropolitan Police are still on the scene dealing with the incident and long delays are building on the M3 eastbound on the approach to the closure, with slow moving traffic from J2 (M25).

'Long delays' for those in traffic, say Highways agency

PICTURED: Heavy delays continue as A316 remains closed

Eva-Lucia Llewellyn sent getwestlondon this photograph as she remains in stand still.

She tweeted: “A rather ironic ‘reduce speed now’ photograph!”

Commuters snap heavy delays as A316 remains closed
Commuters snap heavy delays as A316 remains closed

Metropolitan Police statement in full

Metropolitan Police officers told getwestlondon that multiple units just so happened to be nearby as the incident took place.

They sent over this statement, which you can read in full below.

At approximately 04:28hrs on Wednesday, 8 February a car was in collision with a lorry at the southbound carriageway of the A316, Kempton Park.

The car was being pursued by police at the time of the collision after it had failed to stop.

The emergency services attended and the driver, a man [no further details] was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed.

The driver of the lorry was unharmed.

The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed.Enquiries into the collision continue.