Search

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.

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Yesterday, 17:25
Striking junior doctors outside the Royal Free Hospital during a national day of action 10.02.16.

Junior doctors protested on the picket lines of the Whittington and Royal Free hospitals today after staging a second walk-out.

Yesterday, 16:43
A basement excavation next door to AIR studios could leave  the famous recording venue out of action

Camden planners have made a U-turn by ruling that an 11,700-strong petition against a basement development next to AIR studios will not be ignored.

Yesterday, 16:30
Alex Lyons with her children Oscar, five, and Benjy, three.   Picture: Nigel Sutton

Haringey Council has U-turned on its plan to close a loophole allowing families to secure places for their children at some of the borough’s most popular primary schools even after moving miles away from catchment areas.

Yesterday, 16:07
Roundway

Day centres for autistic, vulnerable, and disabled people cannot be saved by using money raised from a proposed two per cent council tax rise, Haringey Council’s cabinet has ruled.

Yesterday, 10:30
Ergun Yasar will be sentenced next week

A man from Crouch End has admitted being part of a gang which cheated a casino in Paddington out of thousands of pounds by ‘card swapping’.

Yesterday, 09:35
Striking junior doctors outside the Whittington Hospital during a national day of action 10.02.16.

Junior doctors have walked out of the Royal Free and Whittington hospitals for the second time in weeks over contract disputes.

Tue, 21:05
Haringey Council Civic Centre

Haringey Council has U-turned on its plan to close a loophole allowing families to secure places for their children at some of the borough’s most popular schools even after moving miles away from catchment areas.

Tue, 17:29
Tulip Siddiq with volunteers from Royal Free young volunteers programme

Inspirational young volunteers were praised in parliament for their ‘amazing’ contribution to the Royal Free NHS trust.

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

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

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe