Calls for junction safety action after motorist dies at blackspot

Friday, 17th June — By Charlotte Chambers

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Police at the scene of Friday’s accident, at the ­junction of Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road

A MOTORIST died after his car hit a lamppost in a horror smash witnessed by passers-by on Friday at the junction of Holloway Road and Seven Sisters.

The driver died at the scene at around 7am. A police forensic tent was set up soon after. An inquest into his death is yet to be opened. Police have not released his name as they are no longer investigating his death.

The fire brigade are understood to have cut the man out of the car, which onlookers reported also hit a kerb before turning onto its side. No other vehicle is thought to have been involved.

Street sweeper Emmanuel Kessi saw the crash. He said: “The guy in the car had a heart attack, so from the instant he had a heart attack the car just went over here and hit the curb. He wasn’t able to get out because he was stuck inside. Three minutes after, the fire brigade and ambulance and police cut him out. It’s a 20mph turn, it’s not possible to just speed for no reason.”

He, along with other locals, called for a rethink on the road. There have been three road traffic incidents within six months, he warned, most recently a scooter rider who crashed and sustained neck injuries.

“There needs to be something – this is not the first time this has happened, it’s happened countless times. The junction is dangerous.”

A police spokesperson said: “The man died as a result of a medical episode and the collision was as a result of that. As a result of this, and following a review of CCTV from the area, there will be no further police involvement in the case. Officers will assist with preparing a report for the coroner.”

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