A man had died after 2 Heathrow Airport vehicles crashed into each other by the runway

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

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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.
  • One of the men involved in the crash went into cardiac arrest and later died.

A man has died after two vehicles crashed into each other at London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday morning.

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. He later died.

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.

London’s Metropolitan Police published the following statement:

“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, is believed to have sustained a broken shoulder; his injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing.

“Another male, aged in his 40s, was taken to a west London hospital with serious injuries. He has since died.

“Officers have informed next of kin. We await formal identification.

“A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course. There have been no arrests.”