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Second collision in South End Green prompts calls for review of road safety

PUBLISHED: 13:53 21 October 2010 | UPDATED: 13:53 21 October 2010

A WOMAN suffered a head injury after being hit by a bus in South End Green, just metres from the spot where a medical student was involved in a fatal road traffic collision three weeks ago.

The woman, who is believed to be 68, was walking across Pond Street when she was hit by a number 46 bus just after 11pm on Tuesday.

A resident, who asked to remain anonymous, spoke to her as she lay injured in the road.

“She was lying flat on the ground but she could talk,” she told the Ham&High. “She said that she felt sick and that her head was hurting.”

The incident comes less than three weeks after Mingwei Tan, 20, a Cambridge medical student, died in Haverstock Hill, near Belsize Park tube station, in the early hours of September 30. Police believe she was involved in a collision in Pond Street, close to the junction with Fleet Road, before her body was dragged almost a mile.

Residents and councillors have called for a review of road safety.

Russell Oppenheimer, who runs Blue Daisy childrenswear shop, said: “There have been a string of incidents in this area over the past five years and Camden Council and Transport for London need to urgently review the situation.”

Councillor Chris Knight said: “This is clearly a big worry for residents and we need to find a way to stop these accidents happening, especially in light of these two incidents.”

A spokesman for Metroline, which operates the number 46 bus, said that a driver had been suspended while an investigation into the incident took place.


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