The 42 year-old woman is to have surgery on her leg after the CCTV car mounted the pavement

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The smashed windscreen of the CCTV spy car The smashed windscreen of the CCTV spy car

A pedestrian hit by a council CCTV car is to undergo surgery this afternoon. 

The victim, a 42 year-old woman, was taken to the Royal London Hospital with head and leg injuries after the car mounted the pavement in Kings Head Hill, Chingford, at around 7am.

Police have said her injuries remain serious but are not thought to be life-threatening. She remains in hospital and is set to undergo surgery on her leg later today. 

The collision took place opposite Chingford Police Station and officers administered first aid to the woman prior to the arrival of the ambulance service at 7:15am.  

Kings Head Hill was cordoned off at the junction of The Ridgeway for seven hours.

The driver of the silver Toyota Yaris is now facing an internal investigation by Waltham Forest Council's parking enforcement contractor, NSL. 

Belinda Webb, head of communications at NSL, said: "We can confirm an incident occurred this morning in Waltham Forest, involving one of our drivers, who was in a CCTV vehicle and a pedestrian.

"Following questioning by police, the driver and vehicle have now both been released and we shall undertake our own investigation.

"The pedestrian is uppermost in our thoughts and we are all wishing her a swift recovery."

Police have said no-one has been arrested at this stage. 

 

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9:27pm Tue 6 May 14

chingford lad says...

The drivers of these `spy cars` seem to be above & beyond the law. They park on double yellow lines, do `U` turns on main roads, park over driveways, tight on corners, drive whilst holding some sort of gadget and now I hear they drive on the pavement. All these things I have seen. Hopefully this wil be the end of their nasty game.
The drivers of these `spy cars` seem to be above & beyond the law. They park on double yellow lines, do `U` turns on main roads, park over driveways, tight on corners, drive whilst holding some sort of gadget and now I hear they drive on the pavement. All these things I have seen. Hopefully this wil be the end of their nasty game. chingford lad
  • Score: 23

10:49pm Tue 6 May 14

Gray Chingford says...

They should watch were there going instead of watching us !!!
They should watch were there going instead of watching us !!! Gray Chingford
  • Score: 17

12:35am Wed 7 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Sue, they have enough money.
Sue, they have enough money. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 10

3:42pm Wed 7 May 14

myopinioncounts says...

"Following questioning by police, the driver and vehicle have now both been released and we shall undertake our own investigation." - Surely the Police are not leaving it to the NSL to conduct the only enquiry? It is sure to be a 'whitewash'. If the woman was hit by the car mounting the pavement the driver MUST be at fault and answerable to the law.
"Following questioning by police, the driver and vehicle have now both been released and we shall undertake our own investigation." - Surely the Police are not leaving it to the NSL to conduct the only enquiry? It is sure to be a 'whitewash'. If the woman was hit by the car mounting the pavement the driver MUST be at fault and answerable to the law. myopinioncounts
  • Score: 9

8:26pm Wed 7 May 14

Ferdy54 says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
"Following questioning by police, the driver and vehicle have now both been released and we shall undertake our own investigation." - Surely the Police are not leaving it to the NSL to conduct the only enquiry? It is sure to be a 'whitewash'. If the woman was hit by the car mounting the pavement the driver MUST be at fault and answerable to the law.
If we don't hear anything official in about a month or two then maybe a Freedom Of Information request should be sent to the council?
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: "Following questioning by police, the driver and vehicle have now both been released and we shall undertake our own investigation." - Surely the Police are not leaving it to the NSL to conduct the only enquiry? It is sure to be a 'whitewash'. If the woman was hit by the car mounting the pavement the driver MUST be at fault and answerable to the law.[/p][/quote]If we don't hear anything official in about a month or two then maybe a Freedom Of Information request should be sent to the council? Ferdy54
  • Score: 10

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