Investigation Into Fatal Waste Vehicle Collision

woman-killed-in-waste-vehicle-accidentPolice are calling for information following the death of a woman hit by a waste vehicle on Monday (2 April).

The 57 year old pedestrian was hit by a Bywaters waste vehicle in Abbey Road, Park Royal, at about 8.45am.

Despite attempts by an ambulance crew to save her, she died from extensive head injuries at the scene.

A witness told the Evening Standard: “It was quite gruesome, but basically I saw a body lying between two lorries. By the time I saw it, it had been cordoned off.”

She added: “There are lorries around on this road, it’s quite a busy industrial area.”

Following the crash the driver of the lorry stopped but has not been arrested, police say.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed, but she has not yet been formally identified.

Detectives from the Collision Investigation Unit based in Alperton are appealing for witnesses to the accident.

This is the latest in a spate of fatalities involving waste vehicles.

Last week a 70-year-old man from Otley was pronounced dead at the scene of a road collision involving a refuse collection vehicle and another car.

Prior to that, an 85 year old woman was killed following a collision with a refuse vehicle in Edinburgh on 17 April, while on 8 April a refuse collection worker was killed following a collision with his own vehicle in Daventry.

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