The North Circular has been closed in both directions in Ealing after a car collided with a pedestrian.

A female pedestrian has been taken to hospital, the Metropolitan Police Service has confirmed, and the stretch remains closed between Uxbridge Road and Gunnersbury Lane.

Emergency services closed the road off to oncoming traffic at around 2.20pm and it is not yet clear when the road will reopen.

Traffic queues are back to the Hanger Lane Gyratory. The average speed for drivers currently travelling between Uxbridge Road and Hanger Lane is reportedly 5mph, with delays of up to nine minutes.

Delays are also building up to Chiswick Roundabout.

The London Ambulance Service has been approached for comment.

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Issues in east London

The A406 is also closed out in north-east London.

Two lanes have been closed between Cooks Ferry and Angel Road on the westbound carriageway.

Taken to major trauma centre

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 1.45pm today (October 2) to reports of a road traffic collision in Warwick Road, Ealing.
“We sent an ambulance crew, a single responder in a car and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“We treated a patient at the scene and took her to a major trauma centre by air.”

Police still at the scene

Both carriageways of the North Circular remain closed, and police remain at the scene, while they investigate the incident.

Police are still at the scene of the road closures
Police are still at the scene of the road closures (Image: Transport for London)

Lasting delays are likely to affect rush hour traffic, which is already picking up.

Woman fighting for her life

The woman involved in the collision is in life-threatening condition, police have confirmed.

She was taken by air ambulance to a nearby hospital.

No arrests have been made.

Acton congestion

Looks like a lot of cars are heading through Acton as delays are starting to build up to Horn Lane.

The North Circular is a key road for anyone going from Ealing to Chiswick so it makes sense that Acton would be particularly congested as people go the longer way round to Chiswick.

Traffic spreading

Traffic is building in surrounding roads in Ealing and Acton as drivers take diverted routes.