Air Ambulance lands in Lewisham after road incident

The air ambulance leaves the scene. Pic: Emma Finamore

The air ambulance leaves the scene. Pic: Emma Finamore

An Air Ambulance landed in Lewisham town centre on Tuesday afternoon to attend to a woman who was hit by a truck.

Emergency services were called at 1:45pm, shortly after the collision occurred on the junction of Lewisham Road and Granville Park.

The woman, believed to be in her 60s, was airlifted by helicopter to the Royal London Hospital at 3:15pm and treated for head injuries.

A police spokesperson told ELL that the woman’s condition was “critical, very serious”.  She has not yet been identified.

Two ambulance crews, as well as the air ambulance and police rushed to the scene as major traffic delays developed around the main transport hub by Lewisham Station.

The incident comes a day before a campaign calling for increased safety measures for elderly pedestrians launches outside Parliament in Westminster.

ELL spoke to elderly pedestrians and campaign members who have produced a video aimed at Boris Johnson about their grievances. 

More to follow.

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