Elderly woman has leg amputated after being hit by 12 tonne truck in Finchley Road

14:43 02 April 2014

The cyclist was rushed to hospital by paramedics after colliding with a car and smashing through one its windows

The cyclist was rushed to hospital by paramedics after colliding with a car and smashing through one its windows

PA Wire/Press Association Images

An elderly woman hit by a 12 tonne truck in Finchley Road last week has had her leg amputated, the police say.

The 79-year-old suffered serious injuries after a lorry ran over her right leg and arms at the junction of Finchley Road and Fairfax Road on Thursday.

It was said to have happened while she was crossing the road.

One witness, a teacher, said: “I think she thought the truck had stopped so tried to cross the road but it drove off again.

“She just walked in front of it and the lorry ran over her leg and arm.

“The truck wasn’t going fast but it looked very serious.”

Speaking just after the incident, the driver of the truck said: “I’m shaking life a leaf.

“I didn’t see her - she was in my blind spot.

“Next thing I know someone’s banging on the side of the truck.

“I just hope she’s okay. She seems to be talking and conscious.”

The elderly woman is said to be in a stable condition.

It comes after a fortnight of numerous accidents along Finchley Road and around the Swiss Cottage junction area.

A woman suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car outside Swiss Cottage tube the previous week and a cyclist smashed through a car window after also being involved in a collision with a car a few days later.

His condition was not thought to be life-threatening.


Latest News Stories

Squatters at West End Lane

Squatters are currently believed to have barricaded themselves into a former council building in West Hampstead after an eviction order was served.

London Ambulance Service has been recommended for special measures following a CQC report

The London Ambulance Service has been placed into special measures after being slammed by a health watchdog investigation as “inadequate”.

Tulip Siddiq challenged the Prime Minister in the House of Commons

Mothers’ maiden names should be listed on marriage certificates alongside fathers’ names, Hampstead and Kilburn’s MP has told Parliament.

Piers Corbyn, right, with the squatters in West Hampstead and Cllr Lorna Russell

Squatters who have occupied empty former council offices in West Hampstead will appear in court today.

Cllr Sarah Hayward

The leader at Camden Council has warned that the Chancellor’s comprehensive spending review may leave the authority struggling to carry out essential duties and place vulnerable residents at risk.

Crouch End Festival Chorus at St John's Smith Square. Photo: Emily Soppet

The Crouch End Festival Chorus is taking a deep breath and running a 12-hour sponsored singing marathon this Saturday to raise funds for a major recording project.

Flowers on Parkland Walk

Police are investigating after live ammunition was discovered in Parkland Walk.

The youth attacked the women in Parliament Hill

The parents of a woman who was robbed and sexually assaulted on Hampstead Heath stormed out of a courtroom in anger after her 16-year-old attacker was jailed for just one year.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot


MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!


You are never far from an Argos, wherever in the country you may be. They are like a magical cavern where whatever you need they seem to have it out the back behind the counter. So why not put them to the test with this great MyOffers competition to win £1000 to spend in-store.

Digital Edition

Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder