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Woman, 80, decapitated by cement lorry on busy London street

“No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.”

Euromix Concrete did not respond to a request for comment. 

In January, Lionel Butler, 78, of Battersea, died when he was hit by a white cement mixer lorry on Battersea Park Road. 

And in September, Sheila Karsberg, 79, of Highgate, north London, died after being hit by a cement truck in Camden, north London. 

The driver of the Cemex lorry told an inquest that he did not see her and believed he had run over a bin bag when he felt a bump. 

Police investigators concluded that the driver had done everything by the book but inherent blindspots from the vehicle’s cab meant he would not have seen the pensioner crossing the road. 

PC Alex Routt told the inquest: “As soon as she steps off the pavement, she effectively becomes not visible.”

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