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Pedestrian left fighting for life after Stamford Hill crash

PUBLISHED: 17:07 03 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:07 03 February 2015

The scene of the accident in Stamford Hill. Photo @ajmanutd10

The scene of the accident in Stamford Hill. Photo @ajmanutd10

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A pedestrian was left fighting for her life following a car crash in Stamford Hill.

Police and the air ambulance attended the accident on Thursday morning just after 7am in Stamford Hill at the corner with Clapton Common, and the victim, a woman in her 30s, was taken to hospital.

Levi Shapiro was nearby when the accident happened and called the emergency services before helping at the scene until they arrived.

He said: “Basically I was across the road in the bakery and I just heard a bit bang, and I dropped my shopping and ran out to see what happened.

“The front windscreen on the BMW, a fancy strong car, was literally shattered to bits so I figured the impact of this accident was very serious.

“Obviously there will be an investigation but the fact of the matter is the message has to go out that people shouldn’t try to save a few minutes and risk their life and cross between cars when there is a set of lights so close.

“It’s a major intersection, there are five lanes on the side of the Clapham Common.

“Wait another minute and live for longer,” he urged.

“Let’s hope for the best she will be well very soon.”

Police said Tuesday that the woman is still in a serious condition, but the injuries are no longer life threatening.

The driver stopped at the scene and police enquiries continue.

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