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Lorry driver arrested after woman dies in City Road crash

Witnesses speak of their shock after fatal collision near Moorfields Eye Hospital

18 September, 2017 — By Koos Couvée

A LORRY driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs after a woman died in a crash in City Road yesterday (Monday) afternoon.

Police were called to reports of a collision between a lorry and a pedestrian at 12.20pm in City Road, at the junction with Westland Place, near Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Paramedics battled to save the woman, who witnesses said was middle-aged, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have not yet been informed, police said.

Sheyenne Ebbs, 25, who works in the Nando’s restaurant, right in front of where the accident occurred, said: “I don’t think she was that old. My colleague saw the whole thing. It’s terrible.”

In a statement released this morning (Tuesday), Scotland Yard said: “The 44-year-old lorry driver was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drugs and drug driving.

“He has been taken to a north London police station where he is currently detained.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call detectives on 020 8991 9555 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at


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