Witnesses describe moments after man fatally hit by lorry in Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian: The scene of the collision. Photo: Drew Nicol. The scene of the collision. Photo: Drew Nicol.

Witnesses have described the moments after a man in his mid thirties was fatally struck by a lorry in Wimbledon town centre last night.

Wimbledon Bridge was cordoned off directly outside the station’s main entrance after the incident at about 7.50pm.

A man in his mid thirties was pronounced dead at the scene on the same day as the funeral of 17-year-old Claudia Landa who died after being struck by a lorry in Mitcham earlier this month.

On-lookers gathered as the emergency services re-directed traffic and pedestrians around the crash site.

Some witnesses said the man had been running for a bus as he rushed across the busy junction by the main entrance to the station.

Drew Nicol, 22, said: "The Broadway was cordoned off and there was about four police cars and two ambulances there.

"There was a large cordon, you couldn’t get anywhere near.

"There was a body covered in a red blanket in the middle of the road."

Mr Nicol added it seemed like business as usual this morning as he made his way to college.

The incident happened near to the Prince of Wales pub.

Pub manager David Chapman said: "I saw a tent in the road and the road was cordoned off.

"We had a message saying someone was dead outside my pub."

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and the man’s next of kin have been informed although no formal identification has taken place yet.

A post-mortem examination will be held at St George's Hospital in due course.

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Hampton is investigating.

The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene. He has not been arrested.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Witness Appeal line on 020 8941 9011.

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