Man pronounced dead at scene of Holloway Road car smash

Police, fire brigade and ambulances called to crash

Friday, 10th June — By Charlotte Chambers


The scene in Holloway Road this morning

A MOTORIST died after his car smashed into a lamppost in a horror smash witnessed by passers-by this morning (Friday) at the junction of Holloway Road and Seven Sisters.

The driver, believed to be a cab driver, died at the scene at around 7am. A police forensic tent was set up soon after.

The fire brigade are understood to have cut him 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 said when he spoke to police they informed him the motorist was suffering a heart attack at the time of the crash.

He added: “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 and when they got him out he was just lying there literally since 650 he’s been lying in the street about half an hour ago they put the tent over him.

That’s what the police said [it was a heart attack]. 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 has 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:  “Police were called shortly after 07:00hrs on Friday, 10 June to reports of an overturned vehicle on Seven Sisters Road at the junction with Holloway Road. Emergency services attended. Despite the efforts of paramedics and London’ Air Ambulance, the male driver died at the scene. At this early stage, it is believed the car collided with a lamppost. Anyone who witnessed this incident or has dashcam footage should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 1122/10JUN.”

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