December 5 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, August 30, 2012
A falling window pane killed a pedestrian in Mayfair, this lunchtime.
A falling window killed a woman in Mayfair, this lunchtime.
The horrific incident happened near Hanover Square.
According to witness reports, a wood framed pane of glass fell from a building site onto pedestrians.
Police had not confirmed the object at 2.20pm, but confirmed the victim was a woman in her 20s.
Emergency services including an air ambulance tried to save her life but she was declared dead at the scene.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “We were called to Hanover Square with the junction of Hanover Street at 1130 hrs by London Ambulance Service.
“At this stage it is believed an unknown object has fallen from a building and struck a female on the street.”
Witnesses at the scene took to Twitter to publish their view on the micro-blogging site.
Cai Lunn @xcaix wrote: “Sitting in Vogue house over looking crime scene. Wooden window frame has fallen onto a woman from a crane. Fatal.
“Windows fell from a crane onto a woman passerby. think shes dead! awful...”
Twitter user @chrishuttonch posted: “Sources say a horrific accident with a falling window on Hanover Square. Our thoughts are with those involved.”
Tony Cross @tonycrossuk, wrote: “A big wooden thing has fallen on person/people in Hanover Square from building site. Vogue House is shut...”
User HayleyPellHW @HayleyPellHW, tweeted: “Horrible horrible scenes here at Hanover Square! Poor woman.”
David Moynihanm user @DavidMoynihan, tweeted: “Hanover Square off Regent St being taped off by lots of police and ambulances. Uh oh”