Pensioner fighting for life after minicab collision


A pensioner is fighting for her life and her husband is being treated for minor injuries after a crash involving a minicab.

The 94-year-old Jewish woman was in a critical condition in hospital on Friday morning. Her 93-year-old husband has been treated for minor injuries.

The couple were struck in Golders Green at around 4pm on Thursday.

Emergency crews including fire engines, ambulances and Hatzola Jewish ambulance response vehicles attended the scene at the junction of West Heath Drive and North End Road.

Police questioned the driver of the Volkswagen vehicle in a nearby café as the pensioners were treated.

Eyewitnesses said they had seen blood covering the road and an apparent attempt by firefighters to lift the taxi off the ground, possibly to free the woman’s leg.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “A pedestrian was hit by a large vehicle on Thursday afternoon.
“The emergency call was made to us at 4.05pm to report the crash, with three fire engines and a fire rescue unit sent out.”

Scotland Yard confirmed the driver stopped at the scene and has not been arrested.

A London Ambulance spokesman said: "We were called at 4pm today to West Heath Drive at North End Road to reports of a road traffic collision.

"We sent an ambulance crew, single responder in a car and duty officer to the scene.

"We treated a woman reported to be in her nineties for a leg injury."

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