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Driver Dies As Car Breaks Free From Tow Truck
A driver has died after his car broke free from the AA van towing it and collided with another vehicle.
The man, believed to be in his 40s, suffered a heart attack in the crash in Croydon, south London just after 9am on Tuesday.
Paramedics tried to resuscitate the driver as he was taken St George's Hospital in Tooting, but he died two hours later.
A second man, travelling in another car, suffered chest injuries and taken to another hospital.
Witnesses described how the black Vauxhall Zafira, which was being towed on a rigid bar, swerved and crashed into a verge before breaking away from the tow-truck.
Police said no arrests had been made in connection with the crash but investigations were continuing.
In a statement, the AA said: "We are aware of an incident in the Croydon area this morning, 1 October, and that tragically the AA member involved has died.
"We would like to express our sincere condolences to the member's family. While the circumstances are under investigation, we are unable to comment further."
The family of the victim have been informed.
:: Anyone with information is asked to contact the witness line on 020 8285 1574.