Neighbours' shock at death on 'quiet' Edgware street

Camrose Avenue remains closed while police investigate the crash

Camrose Avenue remains closed while police investigate the crash

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People have spoken of their “shock” at the death of an elderly woman on their “quiet” street.

Residents of Camrose Avenue, in Edgware, have been left “shocked” by a crash this morning which left the 85-year-old pedestrian dead.

The woman died after being hit by a Volkswagen van at the junction with Methuen Way at 12pm.

Lakindu Wasala, who lives in Camrose Avenue, said: “I was shocked that this had happened here. It is normally a very quiet road.

“I couldn’t believe it when I heard there had been such a bad accident.”

The air ambulance was sent to Camrose Avenue but paramedics were unable to save the woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sue McPhartlin, who lives nearby, said: “It is tragic. It is just so sad – an old lady. The poor thing – what an ending.”

Another Camrose Avenue resident, said: “It was shocking. There have been accidents in the past but never like this.

“The road is really quite dangerous – because it is straight people drive much too fast.

“I think it needs some cameras and a pedestrian crossing to slow people down.”

The driver of the van has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been taken to a north London police station.

Camrose Avenue remains closed as police continue their investigations.

Buses 288 and 688 are on diversion.
 

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12:34pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Sundaram12 says...

Camrose Avenue is not a quiet street.
This event had to happen some time.

People drive on it as though they are on the motorway.

The offender list also includes the 288 bus service.

I am a local resident and a couple of days ago took the 288 bus to camrose avenue from Queensbury station. There was the 288 coming down hill on turner road in opposite direction. The bus coming down on turner road came full speed down the hill and we could have had a head on collision with 2 buses full of people. The bus going up hill had to turn very sharply to avoid a collision.

Look out for the next news where 288 is involved.
Camrose Avenue is not a quiet street. This event had to happen some time. People drive on it as though they are on the motorway. The offender list also includes the 288 bus service. I am a local resident and a couple of days ago took the 288 bus to camrose avenue from Queensbury station. There was the 288 coming down hill on turner road in opposite direction. The bus coming down on turner road came full speed down the hill and we could have had a head on collision with 2 buses full of people. The bus going up hill had to turn very sharply to avoid a collision. Look out for the next news where 288 is involved. Sundaram12
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8:38pm Tue 18 Dec 12

solis says...

I was at the scene shortly after the incident, saw a covered body and a bus. I realised even from a distance this was a fatality and probably caused by the bus.

For over a decade the buses in the area drive shockingly. It seems the goal of the buses is to cause an accident. Regardless of being well within one's lane they come hurtling at great speed intending to crash into you.

The road mentioned above is particularly bad but wherever these buses go I avoid as far as possible.

Being Harrow council and as its an elderly asian fatality undoubtedly nothing will be done to curb the driving and improve these hopeless roads.

Too many young male reckless drivers think they're masculine by driving fast on 30mph roads. Well if they had anything in them they'd be in F1 but off course they don't. They're the jobbers who can't really do much than cause such a tragedy.
I was at the scene shortly after the incident, saw a covered body and a bus. I realised even from a distance this was a fatality and probably caused by the bus. For over a decade the buses in the area drive shockingly. It seems the goal of the buses is to cause an accident. Regardless of being well within one's lane they come hurtling at great speed intending to crash into you. The road mentioned above is particularly bad but wherever these buses go I avoid as far as possible. Being Harrow council and as its an elderly asian fatality undoubtedly nothing will be done to curb the driving and improve these hopeless roads. Too many young male reckless drivers think they're masculine by driving fast on 30mph roads. Well if they had anything in them they'd be in F1 but off course they don't. They're the jobbers who can't really do much than cause such a tragedy. solis
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