Saturday, 8 November 2014

Old Malden Lane Closed After Accident

There has been a very serious accident In Old Malden Lane this morning, just after 11:00. A 39 year old woman was jogging along the road when she was hit by a van head on. The van, apparently a black Primastar Nissan van, was overtaking and must not have seen her on the other side of the road.

She was taken by air ambulance to St George's in critical condition.

Old Malden Lane is currently closed between the junctions with Cromwell Lane and Barrow Hill with officers carry out investigations. 

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and is currently in custody awaiting interview.

A Surrey Police spokesman said:
“I would urge anyone who saw this incident, or the manner of driving of the van prior to it to call us immediately on 101 quoting the reference number P14321663.” 
The blog wishes the young girl every hope for a recovery.

Update 10th November

It is unfortunate that I must to report that the woman who was hit died of her injuries in hospital yesterday: http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/news/11590963.Van_driver_arrested_after_Worcester_Park_woman_hit_and_killed_in_country_lane/

It is perhaps time to consider making this road safer for pedestrians. Several people have asked about putting in a footpath. Surely this can be done, especially if it will help avoid accidents like this one.






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