Safety fears after second road accident near Highgate Station

A woman has been hospitalised after a collision with a van near Highgate Station – sparking calls for safety to be tightened on a stretch of the Archway Road.

In the second traffic accident in the area in as many months, a woman thought to be in her mid 30’s, was hit by a white van in Baker’s Lane near the junction of Archway Road, last Wednesday (September, 21) at 5am.

It follows an accident in Archway Road last month involving two motorcyclists.

Highgate Cllr Rachel Allison said: “I have seen so many accidents happening in Archway Road. It is a problem area.

“Motorbikes especially are at risk, especially when they are turning into the side roads.

“The truth is that people do speed up there. There are two lanes of often stationary traffic and motorcyclists often zip between the cars, but this can be dangerous.

“I don’t know if we need new traffic calming measures by I know it happens a lot.”

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Cllr Bob Hare said: “It is a dangerous road and we have a lot of people crossing from the wood. That might affect the safety of the street. Things do need to change.”

A London Ambulance spokeswoman said the woman was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, where she was in a critical but stable condition.

Surrounding roads were cordoned off until around 8.15am the same day.