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FATALITY: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK NEAR SITE

Grieving son calls for answers after 70-year-old crushed by HGV in London

It has been reported by the Islington Gazette that Janette Hastead, aged 70, died when in a collision with a tanker on the Packington Estate, Islington, London. 

The vehicle is said to have been “heading for a building site on the estate”. Residents are reported as saying they had already “raised concerns about heavy goods vehicles”.

The lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and given police bail until mid March. The Police and HSE are investigating the death.

The son of Janette posed questions at a public meeting asking:

“My question to you is why did you not provide a banksman at that time? Why wasn’t that in place? The driver shouldn’t have been able to go down that road.”

A Hyde spokesperson said:

“In light of this incident it would be remiss of us not to look into ways to further strengthen existing measures and to seek the feedback from residents.”

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