‘Serious Accident’ Between Two Vehicles at London Heathrow Causes Delays

Feb 14, 2018

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A “serious accident” involving two vehicles on the airfield has reportedly caused delays at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR).

As reported by The Telegraph, around 8:00am local time, emergency crews were called to the scene of an accident at LHR’s Terminal 5. Two vehicles on the airfield reportedly crashed, injuring two staff members. One man has been taken to a West London hospital, and another man was treated at the scene.

In a statement, Heathrow 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 minimize disruption to our passengers’ journeys.”

There have been more than 20 delays in the hours following the incident — the majority of which from Terminal 5, where the incident occurred. Reports have also indicated that some passengers have been evacuated. In addition, some passengers have taken to social media to express confusion and frustration.

On Twitter, LHR informed a questioning passenger that there had been an incident, but it isn’t expected to cause delays.

British Airways confirmed that a number of stands at T5 are inaccessible, which is causing delays.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said that there have been no arrests and officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit have been informed and are in attendance.

If you’re traveling through LHR on Wednesday, it’ll be best to check with your airline before heading to the airport.

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