Hackney crash: Woman dies after being hit by lorry in north-east London

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A woman has died after she was hit by a lorry on a busy road in north-east London. Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were scrambled to Mare Street in Hackney shortly before 10.30am on Thursday. The female pedestrian was struck at the junction with Grayham Road.

She was found in a critical condition following a collision with a HGV, police said. Paramedics battled to save her but she was was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fatal crash: An air ambulance lands near the scene of the crash in Hackney (London's Singing Organ-Grinder)

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police are in the process of informing her next of kin. “A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

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“The driver involved stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. No arrests have been made.” The road has been cordoned off while a police investigation takes place.

Any witnesses are asked to call police via 101 quoting reference 2750/11 July.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

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