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A cyclist has been left with "serious injuries" after a collision involving a lorry at the junction of Northfield Avenue and The Broadway in West Ealing.

The cyclist was airlifted to hospital by air ambulance crews at around 1.34pm on Thursday (October 12) after the collision, which happened 1,000ft from West Ealing railway station.

As of 2.54pm, the A4020 Uxbridge Road in both directions is currently closed, with the junction completely closed due to the accident.

Police confirmed the lorry driver stopped at the scene.

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Roads have now reopened

Traffic monitoring reports now say that the A4020 Uxbridge Road in both directions has re-opened as of 7.07pm.

Traffic is easing.

Police appeal

The Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit is investigating and emergency services remain on the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward to help with their investigation.

If you have any information that can assist police, call the Alperton Traffic Garage witness line on 0208 991 9555 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Condition described as 'critical'

The Metropolitan Police has now confirmed the female cyclist’s condition is critical.

An updated statement from the force said:

“At around 13:35hrs on Thursday, 12 October, officers came upon the scene of a collision involving a lorry and a cyclist on The Broadway at the junction with Northfield Avenue, Ealing.


“The female cyclist was taken to an east London hospital. Her condition is described as critical at this stage.


“The lorry involved stopped at the scene.


“No arrests; enquiries continue.”

Cyclist treated for "serious injuries"

The female cyclist is being treated for “serious injuries” in a east London hospital.

What we know so far

A female cyclist has been rushed to hospital after being involved in a collision with a lorry.

One witness at the scene described seeing a bicycle on the junction of Northfield Avenue and The Broadway.

The entire junction, including the Uxbridge Road, remains closed after the incident happened at 1.34pm.

A cyclist has suffered "serious injuries" after a collision in West Ealing
A cyclist has suffered "serious injuries" after a collision in West Ealing (Image: Michelle Brooks‏)

The victim suffered “serious injuries” and was treated for pelvic and leg injuries at the scene.

Road closures mean that traffic is severely disrupted in the area.

You can read more on the incident here.

London Ambulance Service statement

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service has confirmed they treated a female cyclist at the scene.

She was treated for “pelvic and leg injuries” and was taken to an east London hospital.

The spokesman told getwestlondon:

“We were called today at 1.31pm to reports of a road traffic collision on Uxbridge Road.


“We sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and an advanced paramedic to the scene, with the first of our medics arriving in seven minutes.


“London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched to the scene.


“We treated a female patient at the scene for pelvic and leg injuries and she was taken to hospital by London’s Air Ambulance.”

'Bicycle mangled up'

A witness at the scene spoke to getwestlondon about the accident this afternoon.

Wayne Hoeftmann recalls seeing the cyclist’s bike after the collision with a lorry.

Unconfirmed reports now suggest it is a female victim who suffered “serious injuries”.

“The paramedics [were] working very hard to stabilise her.


I didn’t want to get in the way so I moved off.”

Emergency services at scene

Emergency services are still at the scene at the junction of Northfield Avenue and Uxbridge Road.

A police cordon is in place and traffic in the surrounding areas is severely affected.

A cordon is in place in West Ealing after a collision between a lorry and a cyclist
A cordon is in place in West Ealing after a collision between a lorry and a cyclist (Image: Wayne Hoeftmann)

Motorists urged to avoid area

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area after the collision near West Ealing station.

Delays and diversions

Check before you travel if you are taking the bus this afternoon through West Ealing.

Routes 207 427 483 607 E2 E3 E7 E8 & E11 are subject to diversion and delays due to a traffic collision on the junction of Uxbridge Road and The Broadway.

Helicopter pictured at scene

The cyclist was airlifted to hospital at around 1.34pm on Thursday (October 12).

A helicopter landed on Thursday (October 12) and rushed the cyclist to hospital
A helicopter landed on Thursday (October 12) and rushed the cyclist to hospital (Image: Michelle Brooks‏)

Met Police statement

The incident happened at around 1.34pm, according to the Metropolitan Police.

The cyclist was rushed to hospital with “serious leg injuries”, a spokesman for the force confirmed.

“A cyclist was involved in a collision with a lorry in Northfield Avenue, at the junction with The Broadway.


“Road closures are in place while emergency services deal with the incident.


“A helicopter air ambulance attended and took the cyclist to hospital with serious leg injuries.


“There have been no arrests and the lorry driver stopped at the scene.”

Pictures from the scene

Pictures from the scene show heavy traffic around the area as the whole junction remains closed.

A cyclist has suffered "serious injuries" after a collision in West Ealing
A cyclist has suffered "serious injuries" after a collision in West Ealing (Image: Michelle Brooks‏)
Traffic builds on the Uxbridge Road after a collision in West Ealing
Traffic builds on the Uxbridge Road after a collision in West Ealing (Image: Michelle Brooks‏)

Traffic affected in West Ealing

Bus routes are severely affected following the collision earlier this afternoon.

Police have urged people to avoid the area.

Cyclist hospitalised after collision

A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital with “serious injuries” after an accident in West Ealing this afternoon.

A lorry collided with the cyclist at B452 Drayton Green Road, at the junction with the A4020 Uxbridge Road, Northfield Avenue and The Broadway.

The junction has been completely closed and emergency services are on the scene, 1000ft from West Ealing Station.

We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates as we get them.