Search

Man spun upside down on car bonnet before his death in Camden Town

17:00 25 February 2012

Anthony Creane died after being hit by a car in Camden Town

Anthony Creane died after being hit by a car in Camden Town

Archant

A man died after being hit by a car and spun upside down as he was crossing the road in Camden Town, an inquest heard.

Anthony Creane was crossing Pratt Street near the junction of Camden High Street when he collided with a car on July 13 last year, St Pancras Coroner’s Court heard last Thursday, February 16.

The 63-year-old, who lived in Arlington Road, Camden Town, was rushed the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead where he died on July 22.

Deborah Connolly, who was driving the car and was described as “very shaken and upset” by police at the scene, said she has not driven since the crash.

In a statement, she said: “As I came around the corner the man was just there. He fell onto my bonnet. His body turned around completely and he fell off head first.”

Mr Creane, who was born in County Mayo in Ireland, had struggled with drink problems since he was 16.

At the time of his death, he was believed to drink 12 units of alcohol a day, four times over the recommended daily allowance.

He had been due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court just hours before the accident, but the hearing was adjourned because he was drunk.

Coroner Selena Lynch’s verdict said Mr Creane had died after being knocked down by a car in Pratt Street.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

12:00
Gospel Oak School pupils Daniel Greene,10, and Paris Pereira, 10, with classmates dressed as superheroes. Picture: Polly Hancock

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a group of schoolchildren, who became mini superheroes for the day to raise money for Children in Need.

Yesterday, 14:00
Memories of 1914-1918 a show devised and performed by Lee Montague and friends in support of Keats Library Michael Palin pictured with Lee Montague and Robert Powell

Tales of local life during the First World War helped to light up a star-studded Remembrance event.

Yesterday, 09:00
Nicholas Lyndhurst and Tamzin Outhwaite pose with Lauderdale House staff members after filming in Waterlow Park

Stars of a TV detective series took time out of filming in Highgate to help a historic house’s fundraising campaign.

Fri, 16:09
Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Most read news

The final GP in the UAE may not have been a thriller, but it did kind of sum up the season for a lot of drivers.

Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition