Lewisham: Woman in life-threatening condition after being hit by HGV


woman is in a life-threatening condition in hospital after being hit by a lorry in Lewisham on Tuesday afternoon. The Metropolitan Police attended the scene at around 12.50pm after reports that a HGV had collided with a female pedestrian in Morley Road, near the junction with Lewisham High Street. London Ambulance Service, the London Fire Brigade and London’s Air Ambulance all attended the scene.

The woman was treated at the scene before being taken to a south London hospital where her condition is currently life threatening. The Metropolitan Police said: “Officers remain on scene and road closures remain in place.”

The lorry stopped at the scene. No arrests have been made.

A spokesperson said: “We sent an ambulance crew, a team leader in a car, an incident response officer, and two medics in cars. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance. “We treated a woman at the scene for head injuries and took her to a major trauma centre.”

Meanwhile, a witness who was at the scene wrote online: “A21 Lewisham High Street currently closed near Morley road due to HGV driver collision with pedestrian. LAS, LFB and Met on scene. “Thoughts and prayers with family and friends of victim.”

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) confirmed its firefighters had attended a road traffic collision on Lewisham High Street after a Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) collided with a pedestrian A spokesperson for the LFB said: “One woman has been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service. Crews made the scene safe.

“The Brigade responded at 1.02pm and the incident was over for firefighters by 1.26pm.” One fire engine and one fire rescue unit from Lewisham Fire Station attended. No further information has been released about the woman.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has dash-cam footage, but has not yet spoken with police, should call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 3111/23NOV.