Newham Green Street crash: Elderly woman fighting for her life after 4 people hit by car

Shoppers on a busy East London street scattered as a car ploughed into a crowd, injuring four and leaving an elderly woman fighting for her life. The horrific scene unfolded in the bustling Green Street, just north of Upton Park Station in Newham, on Saturday afternoon (May 28).

At about 4.40pm emergency services were called to the scene after a silver hatchback left the road and hit the pedestrians as they walked past the adjacent Himalaya Halal Meat shop and Grill Corner restaurant.

A video posted on social media showed a large crowd gathered around what appeared to be a female pedestrian according to the commentary, with one person heard shouting at someone not to touch her. Other videos posted shortly after showed multiple emergency services vehicles parked in Green Street, with a cordon starting at the junction with Shaftesbury Road, which was later extended further north. Green Street remained closed as of 7.30pm and some businesses had been forced to shut.

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Newham Council posted a tweet about the incident warning people to avoid the area while the authority’s cabinet member for crime and community safety, Carleene Lee-Phakoe, wrote: “@rokhsanafiaz and I are aware of the Road Traffic Incident that has taken place on Green Street this afternoon. We will continue to monitor the situation and liaise with the emergency services. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this incident & their families. “

Ahmed, who works at Himalaya Restaurant & Takeaway, said the incident was “very horrible”. He told MyLondon that he watched as the car drove into the many people who were walking.

“You do feel not safe,” he said. “You are walking in the street and a car comes from the road into a safe place. You can’t imagine.”

Another restaurant worker, who didn’t want to be named, told MyLondon that “a lot of stuff happens on Green Street”, adding: “Every week there’s something going on.”

The driver was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service paramedics and is assisting police with their enquiries. There have been no arrests.

If you were at the scene contact MyLondon by emailing seren.hughes@reachplc.com

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