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Euston crash: Female pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by lorry

A woman is seriously injured after being hit by a lorry in a busy road in Euston. The pedestrian, in her 50s, was struck by the lorry on Hampstead Road, near the junction with Cardington Street, at around 11.50am on Friday. Emergency services, including an air ambulance, rushed to the scene in Camden[1] and the woman was taken to an east London hospital.

Police are now awaiting an update on her condition. The lorry, which was travelling in the direction of Euston Road before the collision, stopped at the scene. The driver has not been arrested.

Hampstead Road was closed in both directions between Robert Street and Mornington Crescent while emergency services attended the incident.

A400 Hampstead Rd remains closed s/bound btwn Robert St & Mornington Crescent, but has now *reopened* to n/bound traffic (collision).

— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) February 10, 2017[2]

The northbound section reopened at around 1pm but the southbound lanes remained closed throughout the afternoon. It comes at the end of a week of carnage on London’s roads, with three cyclists killed. Anita Szucs[3], 30, died after a suspected hit and run crash in Edmonton in the early hours on Monday.

Seven hours later architect Karla Roman[4], 32, was killed in a crash with a coach on a cycle superhighway in Whitechapel. Ben Wales[5], 32, became the third cyclist fatality in just four days when he was crushed to death by a tipper truck near Silvertown West DLR station. Thousands of cycle campaigners are expected to join a “die-in” outside the Treasury in Whitehall tomorrow to protest about the deaths.

A male pedestrian also died after being hit by a lorry on Commercial Road, Limehouse, during the Monday morning rush hour. Leon Daniels, Transport for London’s managing director of surface transport, said: “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have tragically lost their lives on London’s roads this week. “Any death or serious injury on our roads is one too many, and our priority is to eradicate them.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan[6], said: “I was saddened to learn of the tragic deaths on London’s roads this week. My thoughts are with their families and friends at this difficult time.” Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Alperton are investigating Friday’s Hampstead Road crash.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or the events leading up to the collision, is asked to contact the witness appeal line on 020 8991 9555.

You can tweet police with information @MetCC.

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References

  1. ^ Camden (www.standard.co.uk)
  2. ^ February 10, 2017 (twitter.com)
  3. ^ Anita Szucs (www.standard.co.uk)
  4. ^ Karla Roman (www.standard.co.uk)
  5. ^ Ben Wales (www.standard.co.uk)
  6. ^ Sadiq Khan (www.standard.co.uk)
  7. ^ Reuse content (www.standard.co.uk)

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