Woman killed in fatal collision with lorry on Stoke Newington High Street: road re-opened after closure

Stoke Newington high street closed due to accident. Pic: Tom Bateman

Police close high street after crash. Pic: Tom Bateman

Stoke Newington High Street was closed to traffic today after a pedestrian was killed, following a collision with a tipper- lorry.

The incident occurred at 11.40am at the junction of Brooke Road, where a woman thought to be approximately 40 years old was hit by the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Service confirmed that the lorry involved stopped immediately at the scene of the accident. No arrests have been made.

The collision was observed by several eyewitnesses, including journalist Owen Jones, who commented on Twitter: “Grim morning in Stoke Newington after a pedestrian was killed by a truck outside the cafe we were in. RIP.”

Investigations are still being made into the incident, with officers still at the scene.  Several bus routes are delayed due to diversions around the area.

At this time the police are unable to confirm how long that may take, or when the road will be reopened. Several bus routes have been delayed due to diversions around the area. Further details will be released as the investigation continues.

UPDATE at 5.12pm: The high street has been reopened to vehicles, with traffic flowing normally from the Evering junction.

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