Police appeal for witnesses after Carshalton Ponds lorry crash death
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was crushed under the wheels of a lorry and died.
The 54-year-old man was hit by a slow-moving goods lorry on Monday morning after he stepped out from a blind spot, where there is no path, on the side of Pound Street next to Carshalton Ponds.
The scene on Monday morning
It is understood the man was dragged for about four metres before the driver realised what had happened and stopped.
The general manager of the nearby Greyhound Hotel, Meirion Perring, 54, came across the incident just after it happened, at 9.30am on Monday, and ran over to try and help.
The man was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting where he was later pronounced dead. Next of kin have been informed and an inquest will be opened and adjourned in due course.
The lorry driver stopped at the scene and was not arrested.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or who has information that could help the police is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Unit on 0208 941 9011.
Traffic calming wanted for two decades
The Carshalton Central Ward councillors have been out collecting road safety ideas and say they will continue to put pressure on TfL.
Councillor Hamish Pollock, chairman of the Carshalton Local Committee, has been calling for traffic calming along the route since 1990.
A Sutton Council spokesperson said: “It’s incredibly sad to hear of this tragic death and we’d like to send our condolences to the family of the deceased.
“TfL is responsible for this part of the road network and we are working closely with both TfL and the police to see what can be learned from this terrible incident.”
Dana Skelley, director of roads at TfL, said: “Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of the pedestrian who was killed in collision with a lorry on Pound Street in Carshalton earlier this week.
"We will be assisting the Metropolitan Police with their enquiries into the incident.”
A spokesperson for TfL said the area is “under constant review” and they were happy to work with the council to see if any further measures could be introduced.
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