Man from Epping area dies after being in collision with a car in Theydon Bois

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Scene of the accident on Coppice Row  near the Village Hall. Scene of the accident on Coppice Row near the Village Hall.

A MAN from the Epping area has died after being hit by a car.

The 56-year-old man was walking along Coppice Row, near the Village Hall, in Theydon Bois, at about 9.45pm last night when he collided with a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

The car was being driven by a man from Barking.

The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone, where he died.

Essex Police are appealing for anyone in the area who may have seen the car or the pedestrian before the crash, or who witnessed it.

Anyone with information is urged to call the road policing unit in Chigwell on 0300 333 444.

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1:11pm Sat 6 Mar 10

Touchwood says...

The driver probably couldn't see the pedestrian because of lack of street lighting!!
The driver probably couldn't see the pedestrian because of lack of street lighting!! Touchwood
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2:14pm Sat 6 Mar 10

AirForceOne says...

"The man was walking along Coppice Row...... when he collided with a silver Vauxhall Corsa."
Surely the car collided with the man?
"The man was walking along Coppice Row...... when he collided with a silver Vauxhall Corsa." Surely the car collided with the man? AirForceOne
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3:00pm Sat 6 Mar 10

loughtonkid says...

**** this is a tragic story. Something needs to be done, as cars are always speeding around this area. More speed restrictions and lighting I think!!
I think some drivers need to calm down, and stop rushing everywhere.
**** this is a tragic story. Something needs to be done, as cars are always speeding around this area. More speed restrictions and lighting I think!! I think some drivers need to calm down, and stop rushing everywhere. loughtonkid
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4:35pm Sat 6 Mar 10

loughtonkid says...

just to let you know, my first word of the comment above wasn't that bad...was just 'd a m n'
just to let you know, my first word of the comment above wasn't that bad...was just 'd a m n' loughtonkid
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6:14pm Sat 6 Mar 10

word of mouth says...

Touchwood wrote:
The driver probably couldn't see the pedestrian because of lack of street lighting!!
There is a path, so the lack of street lighting shouldn't have anything to do with this.
[quote][p][bold]Touchwood[/bold] wrote: The driver probably couldn't see the pedestrian because of lack of street lighting!![/p][/quote]There is a path, so the lack of street lighting shouldn't have anything to do with this. word of mouth
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6:59pm Sat 6 Mar 10

Touchwood says...

word of mouth wrote:
Touchwood wrote: The driver probably couldn't see the pedestrian because of lack of street lighting!!
There is a path, so the lack of street lighting shouldn't have anything to do with this.
I've walked that 'path', several times in the dark, and I feel quite scared with the lack of lighting and the speed of the vehicles in both directions!
[quote][p][bold]word of mouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Touchwood[/bold] wrote: The driver probably couldn't see the pedestrian because of lack of street lighting!![/p][/quote]There is a path, so the lack of street lighting shouldn't have anything to do with this.[/p][/quote]I've walked that 'path', several times in the dark, and I feel quite scared with the lack of lighting and the speed of the vehicles in both directions! Touchwood
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7:21pm Sat 6 Mar 10

inézc says...

Some idiotic drivers use that road like a racetrack and of course the lack of lighting doesn't help.
Some idiotic drivers use that road like a racetrack and of course the lack of lighting doesn't help. inézc
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9:47pm Sat 6 Mar 10

word of mouth says...

well it's the local community that doesn't want street lighting.

and as i said, the lack of lighting shouldn't make a difference if the car is on the road, following the speed limit.
well it's the local community that doesn't want street lighting. and as i said, the lack of lighting shouldn't make a difference if the car is on the road, following the speed limit. word of mouth
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11:35pm Sat 6 Mar 10

Doris Sicky says...

Jay walking is the last thing that should
Jay walking is the last thing that should Doris Sicky
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3:34pm Sun 7 Mar 10

simonwesker says...

This is very tragic and sad, and also disappointing is the levity of the comments on this page, this is a very serious and terrible thing and not to be taken lightly. My condolences to his family.
This is very tragic and sad, and also disappointing is the levity of the comments on this page, this is a very serious and terrible thing and not to be taken lightly. My condolences to his family. simonwesker
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6:06pm Sun 7 Mar 10

Doris Sicky says...

simonwesker wrote:
This is very tragic and sad, and also disappointing is the levity of the comments on this page, this is a very serious and terrible thing and not to be taken lightly. My condolences to his family.
But when people suggest chicanes and speed humps on this road and others where there are many road tragedies they get ridiculed. This road needs a chicane or a speed hump sleeping policemens or cardboard cut out like the have in Yugoslavia to control the mad speeding lunatic boy racers.
[quote][p][bold]simonwesker[/bold] wrote: This is very tragic and sad, and also disappointing is the levity of the comments on this page, this is a very serious and terrible thing and not to be taken lightly. My condolences to his family.[/p][/quote]But when people suggest chicanes and speed humps on this road and others where there are many road tragedies they get ridiculed. This road needs a chicane or a speed hump sleeping policemens or cardboard cut out like the have in Yugoslavia to control the mad speeding lunatic boy racers. Doris Sicky
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12:26pm Mon 8 Mar 10

Touchwood says...

Having studied the photograph and noted where the car came to rest (indicated by the red markings) together with the staining on the road, it looks to me like the vehicle suffered some sort of mechanical failure!
Having studied the photograph and noted where the car came to rest (indicated by the red markings) together with the staining on the road, it looks to me like the vehicle suffered some sort of mechanical failure! Touchwood
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4:55pm Mon 8 Mar 10

epping lass says...

I have just been told that apparently we have all jumped to the wrong conclusion here and the driver of the car was the innocent party, its a blessing the driver was not seriously hurt. the marks on the road do not show a mechanical failure but where the car swerved to try and avoid a person in the road.
I have just been told that apparently we have all jumped to the wrong conclusion here and the driver of the car was the innocent party, its a blessing the driver was not seriously hurt. the marks on the road do not show a mechanical failure but where the car swerved to try and avoid a person in the road. epping lass
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10:52pm Wed 10 Mar 10

pclady says...

I think folk would do well to stop jumping to conclusions on this tragic loss of a mans life and await the outcome of the inquest, unless you were a witness to this accident you are sure to be misinformed and just making gossip
I think folk would do well to stop jumping to conclusions on this tragic loss of a mans life and await the outcome of the inquest, unless you were a witness to this accident you are sure to be misinformed and just making gossip pclady
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