Yesterday was topped and tailed by two road traffic accidents at either end of West End Lane.
In the morning there was a collision involving a police car at the junction with Dynham Road (right by where the fatal car accident was last month).
|Photo via Tim Blackwell
|Photo via Chris Padfield
(I’m intrigued as to how that van parked in the driveway behind in the meantime)
According to local resident Yiannis Assiotis, the police car was heading north up West End Lane with its sirens on when it hit the Toyota, which appears to have been turning out of Dynham Road. The police officers got out of the car and helped the driver of the other car out from the passenger seat as the driver’s door was blocked by the police car. Yiannis reported that everyone seemed to be in one piece.
The VW you can see next to the bus was apparently already parked there. One reader, reported that when he walked past at 7am, it seemed to have been abandoned having hit the wall and badly dented the left front wing. Had the police car had to swerve to avoid it?
Camden police’s twitter account simply told me “A police car was involved in a minor collision with another vehicle… There were no injuries”
At around 6pm, a man appears to have been knocked down at the zebra crossing by Hidden Treasure at the northern end of West End Lane. Locals reported that it was just over an hour before an ambulance turned up although the man was being looked after by police officers and firemen. He was eventually taken away in an ambulance.
This time, @MPSCamden told me “officers attended an RTC [road traffic collision]… one male was taken to hospital with minor injuries.” I don’t know whether anyone has been charged.
|Photo via Joseph Knight
If I hear more on either story I’ll be sure to keep you posted