Victim of fatal road accident in Islington named

A pensioner who died after collision with a black cab in Islington has been named by police.

Tefta Radovicka, 79, of Homerton High Street, Hackney, died on Thursday following the accident at the junction of Upper Street and Almeida Street.

Ambulance crews rushed her to hospital after the collision at around 1.10pm last Tuesday, but she later died of her injuries.

A post mortem took place on Friday, and her next of kin have been informed.

An inquest is due to open tomorrow and a formal cause of death is yet to be established.

The 63-year-old male driver of the taxi was stopped at the scene, but not arrested.

A member of staff at Dinny Hall jewellers in Upper Street who asked not to be named, said: “The taxi driver looked visibly shocked.

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“That crossing is dangerous anyway. Something needs to be done. It might be good if there were traffic lights because there are car accidents all the time. You only have to watch it for five minutes to see the danger.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision – anyone with information can call DC Rob Simpson on 0208 998 5319.