Pedestrian hospitalised after Highbury Barn collision

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after she was hit by a scooter in Highburn Barn at lunchtime today (Tuesday).

The 60-year-old suffered cuts and bruising to her body in a collision with a black Piaggio Vespa in Highbury Park at 1.10pm.

She was taken to Whittington Hospital in Archway but her injuries are described as non life threatening.

Chris Godfrey, owner of Godfrey’s butchers on Highbury Barn, was among those who went to the women’s aid. He said: “I walked out the shop and the accident happened right in front of me.

“The bike was heading down to highbury Corner and the woman was crossing the road but it was a bit strange really as both of them should have seen each other.

“The accident happened in no-man’s land in the middle of the road and the woman was knocked in the air.

“She hit her head and so a few of us came and helped her. We gave her something for the bleeding on her head and made her comfortable until the ambulance arrived but we didn’t really want to move her from the middle of the road in case she had other injuries.

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“In the end she went top hospital but I think she’ll be fine.”

Police closed Highbury Park between the junction with Aubert Park and the junction with Highbury Hill between 1.15pm and 2pm while they dealt with the accident.