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Pedestrian almost run over by car that mounted pavement in Upper Street

Police have closed the investigation 'due to lack of evidence'

17 September, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

The moment Calum Ross was almost hit by the car. Credit: Calum Ross 

A COMEDIAN says he is lucky to be alive after a car mounted the pavement and almost ran him over.

Dramatic CCTV footage shows Calum Ross jumping out of the way at the last minute as a black car speeds past him while he was outside of a bar in Upper Street at about 3am on Friday.

But the police have closed the case 24 hours after the incident because they claim not to have been able to find any CCTV along Upper Street that shows the car’s number plate.

CCTV footage of the incident. Credit: Calum Ross

The 30-year-old said: “It was absolutely mad. I was standing outside trying to get an Uber when I heard an engine. I looked up to my right and I just jumped out the way as quick as I could.

“I was lucky to be honest, it could have been a lot worse if I didn’t jump out of the way.”

Mr Ross had performed at The Bill Murray Angel Comedy Club, in Queen’s Head Street, earlier in the evening and he had gone over to Slim Jim’s for drinks after.

CCTV footage shows him leaning against the wall outside the bar before the car screams past.

Mr Ross falls to the floor and passerby comes over to help him up.

Paramedics treated him at the scene and the police took statements.

He went to the hospital the next day.

“I was in shock,” he said. “The police closed the case on Saturday saying they could not see the number plate. It’s Upper Street though, there must be CCTV all along there. It’s one of the most populated areas in London.

“It seems a bit odd they couldn’t track the car down the road. I don’t know how much access they have to the CCTV though.”

A police spokesman said: “It is unclear as to whether the incident may have been deliberate.”

There have been no arrests.

The spokesman added: “The investigation has been closed at this time due to a lack of evidence. Should any further investigative opportunities arise they will be assessed as appropriate.”

Mr Ross is asking for anybody who was out at 3am on Friday, September 13 who may have seen anything to contact him on roastbattleuk@gmail.com

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