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There will be more – Residents’ ‘danger’ road warning after 95-year-old dies from cab collision

12:48 28 November 2016

The stretch of Longwood Gardens between Glenthorne Gardens and Beattyville Gardens where the 95-year-old woman was hit by a black cab on Friday. She died in hospital on Sunday.

The stretch of Longwood Gardens between Glenthorne Gardens and Beattyville Gardens where the 95-year-old woman was hit by a black cab on Friday. She died in hospital on Sunday.

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Residents claim not enough is being done to tackle dangerous driving on a busy residential road after a woman died following a collision there.

Police were called at around 3.40pm on Friday to reports that an elderly female pedestrian had been hit by a black cab in Longwood Gardens, Clayhall.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and the 95-year-old woman was taken to hospital. She died of her injuries on Sunday.

The taxi driver stopped at the scene and co-operated with the authorities. No arrests were made.

Michael Baron, who lives on Longwood Gardens, witnessed the aftermath of the collision.

He told the Recorder: “There were ambulances up and down the road and police showed up so you knew it was serious.

“I think the driver had stopped to be fair to him but it was really horrible seeing the paramedics trying to work on her - and then to find out she died, it’s tragic.”

Another resident, who wished to remain nameless, said not enough was being done to crack down on dangerous driving in the area.

“I’m not happy living here at the moment,” she said.

“There are too many accidents on this road, we had another one the very next day where a speeding car hit a bollard.

“Drivers come tearing through here and it’s dangerous. It’s unsafe to live on this road at the moment.”

David Sanders, who lives on Glenthorne Gardens, the nearest turning to where the accident took place, worried more sad accidents like Friday’s were inevitable.

“Anyone who lives round here knows it’s bad, with the mini-roundabouts and the width restrictions there’s always some sort of bother,” he said.

“There will be more before long, mark my words.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision on Friday should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath on 020 8597 4874.

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