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Stamford Hill crash: Man expected to survive, say police

PUBLISHED: 16:11 08 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:21 08 March 2016

Emergency services at the scene of the crash this morning. Picture: @MPSHackney

Emergency services at the scene of the crash this morning. Picture: @MPSHackney

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A man struck down by a van this morning is expected to survive, police say.

Officers were called to Stamford Hill, at the junction with Clapton Common, just before 6.15am following a collision between a pedestrian and a van.

The man in his 40s was fighting for his life in hospital earlier, but police now say his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

It is believed he was struck as he crossed the junction by the white Ford Fiesta van, which was travelling eastbound.

Police initially said the driver did not stop, but it has now emerged they did, and they are assisting police with inquiries.

The crash comes just four days after a man was killed at the same junction. The 41-year-old pedestrian was hit by a bus on Friday night.

Lib Dem councillor Abraham Jacobson said there had been four serious accidents in the area in four days, tweeting that motorcyclists and cyclists were “dicing with death daily.”

Road blocks were set up and people were urged to avoid the area by police. The road did not re-open until about 12.30pm.

Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or the events leading up to or immediately after the collision, is asked to contact the witness appeal line on 020 8597 4874.

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