A woman in her 8os died this morning following a collision with a lorry in Stockwell Park Walk, Brixton.
The Stockwell Park Road has now reopened after the accident which happened at about 11.30am at the back of the Brixton Academy, near the junction with Brixton Road.
Despite efforts of ambulance crews and the London Air Ambulance, the pedestrian died at the scene.
A spokesperson for London Ambulance Service told Brixton Blog that it sent an ambulance, single responder and the helicopter to the scene. She added: “Sadly one person, a woman in her eighties, was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor from the air ambulance.”
A TfL alert reads: “Stockwell Park Walk has been closed at the junction with Stockwell Road.
“Traffic is being diverted via the bus lane towards Brixton Road. Northbound Brixton Road is slow moving with queues from Brixton Hill.”
Gavin Springett saw the air ambulance land near the scene, at Stockwell Skate Park. He Tweeted: “Just another day in #Brixton air ambulance by work @BrixtonBlog.” He also posted the picture on the right.
Another Twitter user, @Mr_Guwu, said he saw a woman being struck by a car and then a lorry, before the lorry stopped.
The fatal collision comes on a day that hundreds of police are stopping lorry drivers, cyclists and other road users to talk about road safety as part of Operation Safeway.
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