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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

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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).

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.

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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.

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    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.

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    miss-t-fyed

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

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