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OAP fighting for life after Archway crash

PUBLISHED: 16:12 16 September 2011 | UPDATED: 16:14 16 September 2011

The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries

The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries

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A pensioner has been left fighting for his life following a horrific crash in Archway this afternoon (Friday).

The 70-year-old man, who was on foot, bounced off the windscreen of a blue BMW, after a collision at the junction of Holloway Road and Junction Road at around 1.50pm.

He was rushed to the Royal London Hospital with life-threatening injuries, including serious head and chest wounds and a suspected dislocated shoulder.

Both Holloway Road and Junction Road have been closed, and traffic is being diverted.

Councillor Ursula Woolley, who represents Junction ward and cycled past the scene, said: “There were crowds and crowds of people gathered and there was someone lying in the road. It looked pretty nasty.

“A lot of people have been calling for the Archway gyratory to be safer for years. This is another example of it being a disaster for somebody.”


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