Driver hits pedestrian in Woolwich town centre after driving on pavement

A driver has been arrested after injuring a pedestrian in Woolwich town centre this afternoon (Thursday 12 May).

The incident occurred near Woolwich market and the Arsenal Gate House. The driver also took out traffic lights.

Police state one arrest for public order alongside failing to stop. The pedestrian is not seriously injured.

The area is a bit of a free for all on the roads. Have you ever passed nearby Parry Place and not seen numerous cars parked however they like by drivers? Blocking crossings, on double yellows and on paving installed as part of a multi-million pound project. Enforcement is almost never seen.


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    3 thoughts on “Driver hits pedestrian in Woolwich town centre after driving on pavement

    • Hope the victim is okay. A common issue with that crossing is that if traffic is slow then cars will often pass the traffic lights and then they can’t see that they’ve actually turned red so the cars don’t stop (until pedestrians shout at the drivers). One particular bad case I saw was a driver who did a U-turn over the crossing island! 😬

    • I hope the victim is okay. This stretch of road is dangerous and has seen incidents here before. Plumstead Resident also have some valid points.

      I totally agree John the parking around Parry Place is unbelievable as you say. Crossing blocked drivers double parking. These drivers do not think the rules apply to them. Greenwich Parking Enforcement Team have never really done anything to tackle the parking problem around Parry Place.

    • Parry Place? You’re joking, right? The authorities are fearful of the name! They won’t step foot on that street unless a full complement of officers are involved!


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