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Limehouse crash: Man dies after being hit by lorry in east London

A man has died after being hit by a lorry in east London during the morning rush hour. The pedestrian was struck just before 9.15am on Monday in Commercial Road, near the junction with Caroline Street, Limehouse[1]. Paramedics raced to the scene where they found the victim suffering from critical injuries.

Police[2] also arrived but, despite the efforts of medics, the man was pronounced dead shortly before 10am. A spokesman for Scotland Yard said the driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and there had been no arrests. Part of the road was cordoned off on Monday morning as police investigated the accident.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service[3] said: “We were called at 9.14am to reports of a road traffic collision on Commercial Road. “We sent multiple resources to the scene, including a single responder in a car, an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic and our hazardous area response team, with the first medic arriving in under five minutes. “Sadly, despite the extensive efforts of the crew, the patient died at the scene.”

The crash was the second serious incident in east London on Monday, after a cyclist was hit by a coach in Whitechapel[4].

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References

  1. ^ Limehouse (www.standard.co.uk)
  2. ^ Police (www.standard.co.uk)
  3. ^ London Ambulance Service (www.standard.co.uk)
  4. ^ hit by a coach in Whitechapel (www.standard.co.uk)
  5. ^ Reuse content (www.standard.co.uk)

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