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Shopkeepers rush to aid of cyclist, 70, in collision with vehicle in Stroud Green Road

"She was clearly in shock. Poor woman kept saying she was cold."

11 January, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

Employees at the Mind charity shop wrapped the woman in blankets and coats

AN elderly cyclist was flown to hospital in an air ambulance after a collision with a vehicle.

Shop-keepers rushed to help the 70-year-old woman after the collision in Stroud Green Road at around 1pm yesterday, January 10.

Baba Awojobi, who works in the Mind charity shop metres away from where the collision happened, called the ambulance while his colleague Lorena helped the woman.

Mr Awojobi said: “A crowd gathered quickly. I stayed at the door and called the ambulance while one of the customers ran to the woman and back to tell me what condition she was in.”

Lorena said: “She was coming in and out of consciousness. Poor woman was clearly in shock, she kept saying she was cold.

“We got her jackets and blankets to wrap her in and try to keep her warm.

The collision happened in front of the Stroud Green Medical Clinic at the five-way junction between Stroud Green Road, Hanley Road, Stapleton Hill and Mount Pleasant Crescent where there is no clear cycle lane marked out.

Another witness, who works in a nearby shop but did not want to be named, said: “We heard a scream and looked out to see people rushing to this woman.


Stroud Green Medical Clinic staff helped the woman until the ambulance arrived

“Staff from the GP practice came out and set up a cordon around her. They took amazing care of her until the ambulance arrived.”

The woman has been taken to hospital where her injuries are believed not to be life-threatening, according to a police spokeswoman.

Police are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 re CAD 3328/10

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