Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Man in his 70s dies after being hit by London taxi in Belgravia

An elderly man has died after being hit by a licensed taxi in central London.

The man, believed to be in his late 70s, suffered serious injuries after the incident at the junction of Eaton Square and Eccleston Street in Belgravia, Scotland Yard said.

Police were called to the scene at 6.45pm yesterday and the man was taken to hospital by ambulance, but later died. His next of kin is yet to be informed.

The driver of the taxi stopped at the scene but was not arrested.

Officers from the road death investigation unit are carrying out inquiries into the incident and anyone who witnessed the collision or has information is asked to call police on 0208 285 1574 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

We noticed today that the Evening Standard carried this story and yet they published not one word about a similar accident which occurred in Southwark Street SE1 last night. The incident in South London was between an Addison Lee Van and a pedestrian. 

It would seem that the Standard is very apprehensive about stories which contain Private Hire vehicles. Very often, they refer to PH wrongly as Taxis, especially when it comes to sexual attacks on passengers. 


Anonymous said...

My condolences to this mans family in the loss of their loved one.
It's amazing though, that more people are not knocked down in London. It seems road sense is a distant memory.
Worst of all are the younger pedestrians who are wearing ear phones or texting who just step off the kerb, lost in a digital world. Although given this mans age probably wasn't the case here.

Traffic humps, traffic calming, lower speed limits are not the answer. We must go back to basics and make sure people are aware of the dangers of crossing the road

Bring back the green cross code man
Bring back the Tina and Tucker club

Children learn from adults how to behave, it's your duty to teach your kids to cross the road safely

My thoughts are also with the driver who has to live with this death for the rest of his life


Anonymous said...

That part of. Kings Road is very dark! it was also wet last night.

Our sympathies are with the families and individuals.

A tragedy.

Anonymous said...

The Standard seems to be afraid of Boris and Mr Hendy