Leyton crash: Man killed after being ‘dragged under lorry’ in horror crash

Patrick Grafton-Green
Horror crash: The man after after he was hit by a lorry in Leyton Road: Hassan Kasim

A man has died after he was “dragged under” a lorry in a horror crash on a busy road in east London.

Emergency services raced to the scene of the crash in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, at about 12.30pm on Thursday.

The pedestrian, aged in his 70s, was rushed to hospital by paramedics but died shortly before 2pm.

Ahmet Kasim, manager of K & H Timber Supplier, located next to the junction with Northumberland Road where the crash happened, said he heard a commotion before running outside.

Horror crash: The man died after he was hit by a lorry in Leyton (Hassan Kasim)

He told the Standard: “A bit of a crowd was gathering. People were shouting.

“We ran out into the street. The guy had been dragged under the lorry.

“Police have been here to review the CCTV. From the looks of things the lorry had stopped at a green light and allowed people to cross and the man tried to nip in.

“Police have cordoned off the road and there’s no sign they’re packing up."

A large part of Lea Bridge Road was closed after the crash on Thursday afternoon (Hassan Kasim)

A spokesman for the Met Police said: “Next of kin have been informed.

“The lorry stopped at the scene.

“No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.”

The road was cordoned off by police and motorists have been warned to avoid the area.