Woman killed crossing Lower Clapton Road

Accident scene on Lower Clapton Rd where a woman was killed. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Martin Photography. Click to enlarge photo.

An elderly woman was killed this morning after she was hit by 2 vehicles at the junction of Lower Clapton Rd and Urnswick Road. Witnesses say she was hit by a lorry, then a car went over her.

A woman who works nearby told Hackney Hive, “I stopped outside the shop I work at just to take one last drag of my cigarette at about 10:30 am. I heard something followed by people screaming and running, then I began to run towards the lady that got hit.

“It was total pandemonium, there was nothing I could do but call the 999. I’ve had a near miss crossing myself and everyone knows it is a very dangerous crossing.”

Emergency services including the London Air Ambulance attended the scene where the woman was pronounced dead.

Police cordon at Urnswick Road. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Martin Photography.

A 107/ Lower Clapton Rd and Urnswick Rd is closed in both direction, causing traffic back up to Lea Bridge Roundabout and Upper Clapton Rd and most surround routes in Hackney.

UPDATE:

A 54 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been taken to an East London police station.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: still in place at 4:30 pm

A102 London – A102 Urswick Road / Homerton High Street in Homerton / Clapton closed and queueing traffic in both directions between the Ponsford Street junction and the A107 Lower Clapton Road junction, because of accident investigation work. Diversion in operation – affecting bus routes 38, 48, 55, 106, 242, 253, 254, 392, 425 and 488. Congestion to the B112 Marsh Hill junction. Also affecting A107 Lower Clapton Road between A104 Downs Road and A102 Urswick Road.

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