One person dead after large tree branch falls on bus stop in Willesden

One woman is believed to have died at the scene (Pic credit: Twitter@JoaoCorona)

One woman is believed to have died at the scene (Pic credit: Twitter@JoaoCorona) - Credit: Archant

A woman has died and an elderly man is seriously injured after a large tree branch crashed onto them at a bus stop in Willesden this afternoon.

The scene in Donnington Road yesterday

The scene in Donnington Road yesterday - Credit: Archant

Police and paramedics were called to Donnington Road, at around 4pm, where the middle-age woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man in his 70s was rushed to a west London hospital by air ambulance in a serious condition.

Judy and Sid Kerr, a married couple whose flat in Harlesden Road overlooks the scene, said they went outside to investigate after hearing noises.

Mrs Kerr said: “We heard a horrendous noise so we flew out onto the balcony and saw the lady there under the tree. It was horrible. Children were screaming.”

Another resident, Joao Corona, was also alerted to the incident by a loud noise.

He said: “I heard a big thud outside my house.

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“I ignored it but soon sirens grabbed my curiosity to go outside and look. I could see the big branch that fell right next to the number six bus stop.

“By the time I got outside police, ambulance and firefighters were on the scene already and they had the roads on lockdown, stopping all buses and making people go around.

“I asked the people around and some said a person had been killed. This is so very sad.”

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