I was expecting a visitor around 9:30 this morning and she arrived only a few
minutes late but said she was very lucky to have missed the worst of the
traffic chaos in and around Sidcup.
Almost simultaneously a text message brought my attention to the same thing and the news popped up on the News Shopper’s website. It said there had been a serious accident between a car and a pedestrian at the junction of Sidcup High Street and Elm Road. This is the central junction by the old police station. So that rules out any connection with the recent regeneration scheme.
Since then a photo has been submitted said to portray the accident scene. The black car appears to be cordoned off but there is no confirmation that it is the car involved. Why the silver car is stuck where it is I have been unable to ascertain. (See Update below.)
Only last night I heard Bexley’s Road Safety Officer saying how the borough’s accidents statistics were reasonably stable and there was only one fatality last year. Fortunately today’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Awful that the victim had to be taken all the way to Denmark Hill when Queen Mary’s Hospital is only a quarter of a mile away. But I seem to remember the Conservatives reneged on their promise to keep the A&E open.
Update: The photographer has reported that the two markers on the windscreen of the silver car indicate the head impact zone. Whose is unclear. Nor is there any indication of who might be responsible for the accident.