Serious crash in east London shuts down part of Highbury Avenue

London Police are investigating a serious two-vehicle collision in east London.

It happened early in the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 2, on Highbury Avenue, near Dundas Street. A small car collided with a transport truck while both vehicles were travelling in the same direction.

The man driving the car was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He is reported to be in critical condition.

Police say their investigation reveals the driver of the car made an improper lane change. Charges are pending.

Highbury Avenue between Dundas Street and Florence Street is expected to remain closed in both directions for hours. Police are asking the public and motorists to avoid the area while the investigation is underway.