2 vehicles have crashed into each other at Heathrow Airport in a ‘serious accident’ on the airfield


FILE PHOTO: A general view of Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport near London, Britain October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo

Two airport-operated vehicles hit each other around 6 a.m. Wednesday.
One man was taken to hospital and may be badly hurt, a second had minor injuries.

Two vehicles crashed into each other London’s Heathrow Airport this morning in what officials are describing as a “serious accident.”

Two people, both men, were hurt in the crash between two vehicles driven by airport staff at around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The airport, Europe’s biggest, said it was trying to minimize disruption to passengers.

In a statement to Business Insider, a Heathrow spokesman said: “We are dealing with a serious accident involving two vehicles on the airfield.

“We are working closely with the emergency services and updates will follow. The airfield remains open and we will work to minimise disruption to our passengers’ journeys.

Hi, we are dealing with a serious accident involving two vehicles on the airfield. The airfield remains open and we will work to minimise disruption to our passengers’ journeys. Thank you.

— Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) February 14, 2018

London’s Metropolitan Police said that there had been a collision between two vehicles at a part of the airport used for taxiing.

A statement said: “Police were called at 06:06hrs on Wednesday, 14 February following a collision between two airport vehicles on the taxiway at Heathrow airport.

“Officers attended with London Ambulance Service colleagues. One male was treated for non-life threatening or life-changing injuries.

“Another male, aged in his 40s, has been taken to a west London hospital. We await an update as to his condition.”

Nobody had been arrested, police said.

The London Ambulance Service told Business Insider they had responded to the incident and would have more information shortly.

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