Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Local road deaths

Sad to hear that a man died last week, having been hit by a van while crossing New Cross Road. According to Newsshopper:

'Police are appealing after a man in his 20s was killed in an accident. Officers were called at 1.11am on October 24 to an accident involving a white Ford van and a pedestrian. It happened opposite the Sainsbury’s on New Cross Road at the junction with Jerningham Road. The man was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries. He died one week later on October 31. Police say the driver of the van stopped at the scene and there have been no arrests. Anyone with information should call the Collision Investigation Unit at Catford on 020 8285 1574'.

Another man has died as a result of injuries in an accident a few hundred metres away from this on Queens Road, SE15 (strangely the police incident report mistakenly identifies this as being in Rotherhithe):

'Officers were called at approximately 05:35hrs on Friday, 2 September to reports of a car in collision with a motorcycle in Queens Road, near the junction with Astbury Road, SE15. A Honda Civic car was in collision with a BMW motorcycle next to temporary road works that were in place at the time. The London Ambulance Service attended and the rider of the motorcycle, a 67-year-old man, was taken to a south London hospital for treatment to his injuries. He was discharged but readmitted to hospital on 8 October where he subsequently died. A post mortem took place at Greenwich Mortuary on 11 October and gave a formal cause of death as pulmonary embolism'.

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