Pedestrian killed in Wembley collision named as Brent Civic Centre chef

Rajesh Chugh died at the scene in Empire Way (pic credit: Twitter@Tim-A-Roberts)

Rajesh Chugh died at the scene in Empire Way (pic credit: Twitter@Tim-A-Roberts) - Credit: Archant

A pedestrian killed in a two vehicle collision in Wembley has been named as a chef who worked at Brent Civic Centre.

Rajesh Chugh, who was in his 30s, died as he crossed Empire Way, a notorious accident blackspot, on January 28 at 6.45am.

It is not known if Mr Chugh, who was employed by Bilfinger Europa, was on his way to work when the collision happened.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, paid tribute to Mr Chugh saying he was ‘a well-liked and warm hearted man and he will be very much missed by everyone who knew him.’

“We are saddened by his tragic death,” he added.

“His family is in our thoughts.”

Residents have been calling for extra traffic measures to be installed on the street following the death of a five-year-old who was struck by a car in February 2013.

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Tim Roberts told the Times: “Some really firm action needs to be taken about this road as there have been four accidents and now two deaths in the last two years.”

Cllr Butt told the Times: “Safety on our roads is of the highest priority, and a scheme to introduce new pedestrian crossings on Empire Way and improvements to traffic signals was already planned and will commence in mid-February.”

A male driver who was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving has been bailed to return to a police station at a later date.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call the unit on 0208 9919555 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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