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2 vehicles crash at Heathrow Airport in ‘serious accident’

A stock image of Heathrow Airport, which is just west of central London.

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  • Two airport-operated vehicles hit each other around 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • Two men were injured in the crash, and one went into cardiac arrest.
  • Police are investigating the incident, though the airport remains open.

Two vehicles crashed into each other at London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday 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.

One went into cardiac arrest, and was taken to hospital in an uncertain condition. The other was treated for a shoulder injury and is also now in hospital.

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.”

London’s Metropolitan Police said 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 published a statement, which said: “We treated two patients – both men. One was treated for a shoulder injury and taken to hospital. The second later went into cardiac arrest and extensive efforts were made to resuscitate him both at the scene and on the way to hospital.”

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