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Campaigners call for change to ‘unsafe’ junction after pedestrian dies on Parkhurst Road

Campaigners call for road safety changes after man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, was killed in collision with car

25 January, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

Police at the scene of the collision in Parkhurst Road on Wednesday

CAMPAIGNERS are calling for changes to an “incredibly unsafe” junction after a pedestrian died in a collision with a car.

A man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, died in Parkhurst Road, near the junction with Holloway Road, around 7.45pm on Wednesday. The police said last night (Thursday) they were still trying to establish the dead man’s identity. His next of kin had yet to be informed.

Islington Living Streets, a group campaigning for improved road safety, said: “It is an appalling tragedy. The roads are incredibly unsafe in the area. There needs to be radical changes to the roads and environment around the Nag’s Head.”

The car stopped at the scene and the driver is assisting police with their inquiries. There were no arrests.

Ibrahim Tum, who runs the Wine Garden off-licence in Parkhurst Road, said: “I heard what I thought was the sound of a gunshot. I went outside and saw a body on the floor and a white car on the side of the road. There were about 20 people rushing to the man.”

Transport for London’s director Stuart Reid said it had gone with Islington Council officials to the scene of the “terrible incident to understand how we can urgently reduce road danger”.

Witnesses or anyone with information that might assist police are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Alperton on 020 8991 9555.

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