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Tributes appear in South Woodford to woman killed in Charlie Brown’s roundabout accident

PUBLISHED: 16:30 15 November 2016

Floral tributes left for the woman who was knocked down by a lorry while trying to cross the Southend Road at Charlie Brown's roundabout.

Floral tributes left for the woman who was knocked down by a lorry while trying to cross the Southend Road at Charlie Brown's roundabout.

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Tributes have begun to appear at the spot where a woman died after being hit by a lorry yesterday morning.

Floral tributes left for the woman who was knocked down by a lorry while trying to cross the Southend Road at Charlie Brown's roundabout.Floral tributes left for the woman who was knocked down by a lorry while trying to cross the Southend Road at Charlie Brown's roundabout.

Bouquets of flowers now line the junction where Southend Road meets Charlie Brown’s roundabout in South Woodford after a woman, believed to be in her 30s, was hit while crossing the road there at around 9am.

Since news of the incident broke on social media residents have come together in criticising the roundabout for the dangers it represents to pedestrians trying to cross its busy roads.

Cllr Ian Bond (LD, Roding) told the Recorder he has been fighting for improvements to the hazardous junction for a long time.

He said: “I have been asking for action at the roundabout for years and this tragic incident just underlines that Transport for London need to ensure changes are made, as they have promised, by 2018.”

The driver, a 45-year-old man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

He was taken to an east London police station where he was also arrested for death by careless driving. The man has since been bailed.

For more reaction pick up a copy of this week’s Wanstead and Woodford Recorder, available from Thursday.


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