Search

Man, 54, arrested after ‘elderly’ woman killed in Lower Clapton Road collision

13:35 09 March 2011

Fatal accident at the junction of Urswick Rd and Lower Clapton Road on 9/3/11; Photo credit: OLIVIA HARRIS

Fatal accident at the junction of Urswick Rd and Lower Clapton Road on 9/3/11; Photo credit: OLIVIA HARRIS

Olivia Harris, (+44) 7881 810 878, www.oliviaharrisphotos.com

A 54-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was killed in a collision with a lorry in Lower Clapton Road this morning (Wednesday).

Support your community by viewing your local businesses

Please wait

You will be able to read the article in 5 seconds

Thank you for supporting your local community

You may now read the article

Fatal accident at the junction of Urswick Rd and Lower Clapton Road on 9/3/11; Photo credit: OLIVIA HARRIS

The female pedestrian, who is believed to be elderly, went under a 22-wheel lorry near the junction with Urswick Road shortly before 10.35am.

London’s Air Ambulance attended the crash but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A shop worker who witnessed the accident said: “It happened right in front of our eyes. It was an old lady, a black lady with a walking stick and a bag. It was a big, big lorry that went over her and then the car behind went over her too. I don’t think either of them saw her though until people started running over and screaming.

“It is a dangerous crossing. The lorry was turning right into Urswick Road and this all happened in front of us at about 10.30 this morning. I thought it was not real. We were screaming and my colleague is just in shock. It’s terrible.”

Police have arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken him to an east London police station.

Urswick Road and Homerton High Street are closed in both directions and traffic is queuing between Ponsford Street and Lower Clapton Road.

Related articles

2 comments

  • My Granmar lives in upper clapton and goes to church in lower clapton, this could have easily happened to her. God bless the ladies family, may her soul rest in peace.

    Report this comment

    NChristian

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

  • I would like to know why such enormous vehicles are permitted to navigate streets in our residential and shopping areas. There is clearly something terribly wrong with how our roads are regulated. This poor old lady was undoubtedly totally invisible to the driver, up there in his cabin, far removed from what was going on in the street down below. I live 200 metres from the scene of the accident, and I could not believe my eyes when I saw the size of that juggernaut. It was like 4 double decker buses on 22 gigantic wheels. This can't be right. Next time it could be our mum or our child. Residents must fight to prevent another needless, tragic death from happening. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of the woman who lost her life.

    Report this comment

    miss-t-fyed

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Latest News Stories

Fire fighters at a march to save Kingsland Fire Station before it closed.

Fire brigade response times have increased in 370 London wards since Boris Johnson’s decision to close fire stations, despite his assurance that there would be no increased threat to public safety.

Barbara Roberts next to the plants she has been asked to remove. `

A policy ordering the removal of plants and washing lines from balconies is being reviewed by Hackney Homes after tenants branded the demands “ludicrous”.

Silhan Ozcelik, who police believe has left London for Syria to help in the fight against Isis.

A teenage girl from Islington may be the first British female to join the fight against Islamic State terrorists in Syria.

Travellers about to set off on their protest in Hackney

Travellers and Gypsies fear government proposals to redefine their ethnic status as part of sweeping new planning policy proposals could destroy their culture and rob them of their identity.

Most read news

Fears over growing extremist threat that is expected to continue for several years.

Once inside, one man held a seven-inch kitchen knife to a victim’s throat while another threatened a second victim with a knife.

His lawyers want the case against him in South Africa dropped.

It’s that time of year again, who do you think should win the Sports Personality of the Year award?

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hackney Gazette e-edition today E-edition