Paramedics treat woman trapped under lorry in Mornington Crescent
Published: March 27, 2012
By GEORGIA GRAHAM
PARAMEDICS treated an elderly woman who had become trapped under the wheels of a lorry after a collision outside Mornington Crescent station this afternoon (Tuesday).
She was hit as she crossed Hampstead Road. Passers-by rushed to help her, climbing under the truck to offer reassurance until ambulances, police and fire engines arrived.
Firefighters covered the scene with blue tarpaulin and worked for almost an hour to free her. She was later taken to hospital by ambulance and part of the road was reopened by 5pm.
Police have confirmed they do not believe her condition to be life-threatening at this time.
Dan Bowden, 36, saw the accident and alerted the driver that the woman had been hit.
He said: “I ran over and shouted up at the driver that she had gone under. Then I went over to her and I was speaking to her. She was speaking, she seemed quite calm. Another woman was with her. She was trapped mainly by the arm I think, the rest of her body looked quite free."
An ambulance service spokesman said: "We were called at 4.55pm to reports of a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian. We sent two responders in cars, an ambulance crew, an officer and London's air ambulance to the scene with the first staff arriving within five minutes. There was one patient understood to be a woman, aged about 80. She was conscious and treated at the scene before being taken by land ambulance to St Mary's hospital."