85-year-old pedestrian killed in lorry accident

The accident happened

The accident happened on Friday on Lewisham Road at 9.20am.

An 85-year-old woman from Lewisham has died after being hit by a lorry on Friday on Lewisham Road in Greenwich.

She was hit by a lorry on Lewisham Road near the junction of Friendly Place on Friday 9 October at around 9.20am and taken by ambulance to a south London hospital in a critical condition but subsequently died on Sunday 11 October

Police believe that the collision occurred as the driver of the DAF tipper lorry pulled away from traffic lights.

The driver of the lorry, a 52-year-old man, was arrested at the scene and has been bailed until mid October.

A Greenwich Council spokesperson told EastLondonLines: “We were saddened to hear of this tragic accident resulting in the death of a pedestrian and our thoughts are with her family and friends.”

“There will be a formal police investigation into the incident. Together with Transport for London we will co-operate with that investigation and consider any recommendations that come forward which would improve safety on Lewisham Road, in due course.”

The Metropolitan Police told EastLondonLines that the woman’s next of kin has been informed but that they cannot release her name as they are still awaiting formal identification.

The investigation is being conducted by police officers from the serious collision investigation unit and they are appealing for anyone with information regarding the incident to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the witness appeal line on 02082851574.

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