Man dies after being hit by lorry in Neasden

Driver arrested after elderly man stuck by lorry in Dollis Hill Lane.

AN ELDERLY man has died after being hit by a lorry on Thursday afternoon.

The unnamed man, who is thought to be in his 70s, was struck while walking over a crossing at the top of Dollis Hill Lane, Neasden, at around 12.25pm.

An air ambulance rushed to the scene and paramedics battled to save his life for more than an hour but were unable to save him.

Investigating officers believe the man was struck when the lorry turned left into Dollis Hill Lane after leaving the Neasden roundabout.

A police officer confirmed that they are investigating whether the lorry exceeded the 7.5 tonne vehicle limit in Dollis Hill Lane.

Nigel Moon lives across the road from where the man was killed, he said: “I turned around and saw the man trapped under the front wheels of the lorry.

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“Once you go under a vehicle that size you don’t really stand a chance.

“A young man who I think may have been his grandson arrived and seemed very upset then a woman who I think was his wife turned up.

“She was crying a lot it was terrible.”

Motorists are experiencingsome traffic delays as roads surrounding the scene arecordoned off.

DS Chris Osbourne from Alperton Collision Unit told the Times the male driver of the lorry had been arrested and taken to Wembley police Station for questioning.

He added the dead man’s next of kin had been informed and they were waiting for the man to be formally identified before they would release his name.

DS Osbourne is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to call him on 020 8998 5319.