Pedestrian Trapped Under Lorry in Hackney: Life-Threatening Injuries Reported

Pedestrian Trapped Under Lorry in Hackney: Life-Threatening Injuries Reported

A distressing incident unfolded in Hackney as a pedestrian found himself trapped beneath a lorry, battling for his life.

The incident prompted a swift response from the authorities, with police, paramedics, and the fire service converging on the scene at Clapton Common shortly after 9am on a Monday morning.

The gravity of the situation was underscored by the presence of London’s Air Ambulance, indicating the severity of the victim’s injuries.

Medical Intervention and Trauma Center Transfer

London Ambulance Service immediately attended to the injured individual at the site of the incident.

Following initial treatment, they transported him to a major trauma center, emphasizing the critical nature of his condition.

Road Closure and Ongoing Investigation

To facilitate the emergency response, a section of the A107 Clapton Common, spanning from the Stamford Hill junction to Leweston Place, was cordoned off.

This road closure disrupted local traffic and bus routes in the Stamford Hill and Clapton Common area.

The Metropolitan Police, via their social media presence on X (formerly known as Twitter), informed the public that the pedestrian had suffered “serious injuries” in the collision.

The incident was treated as a crime scene, with investigations underway and enquiries ongoing.

Confirmation of Life-Threatening Injuries

In a subsequent statement, Scotland Yard confirmed that the ambulance service had alerted them at 9:09am regarding the incident.

They reported that a collision had occurred between a lorry and a pedestrian, leading to the victim becoming trapped.

Local road closures were implemented to facilitate the response of emergency services.

Tragically, the injuries sustained by the pedestrian were confirmed as life-threatening, adding a somber note to the unfolding events.


This incident in Hackney serves as a stark reminder of the sudden and unforeseeable nature of accidents that can occur on our streets.

The rapid and coordinated response by emergency services highlights their dedication to mitigating the impact of such incidents.

Our thoughts are with the injured pedestrian and their loved ones during this challenging time.

The ongoing investigation will be crucial in determining the circumstances surrounding the collision and ensuring accountability where necessary.

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