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    Exclamation Maria Nekrasova - 18, RTC - London

    About two months ago on my travels to the airport I came across a Road Traffic Collision, the road had already been closed off for about 1 hour and a diversion was in place. Looking at the scene it already seemed likely a fatal had occurred.

    However the road remained closed for about 8 hours before re-opening, with reports of a female in a critical condition in hospital. Later that day it came on BBC news that she'd died later on.

    Maria Nekrasova, 18, was hit by the taxi as it crossed the river towards the South Bank at just before 2am on Sunday May 4.The driver of the cab stopped at the scene immediately after the collision and was not arrested. An investigation is being led by the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.



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    An inquest was opened and adjourned at Southwark Coroner’s Court and will be reopened at a later date.

    The Coroner accepted that Miss Nekrasova died as a result of severe injuries to her brain steam as a result of the collision with the black cab and did not order a post mortem.

    The Russian national moved to the UK from Moscow last September to start a three-year undergraduate degree in Cultural and Creative Industries at London City University. She also gave up her time as a volunteer as part of the university’s City Volunteering programme, where Miss Nekravosa posted photographs on Twitter of her painting walls as part of the scheme.

    Looking at where the accident information request was posted, the section she would have crossed is one of the widest sections of road in London, very dangerous because many people have risked crossing here. It's unprotected and many people said this was bound to happen in this location.

    My other concerns are taxi drivers have little or no care for stopping or slowing down for any road users, its little or no surprise she would have likely have died instantly, any efforts the hospital (just a stones throw away) did was probably in vain. So sad to hear yet another young person with a dream and life ahead of her so tragically taken away from her so suddenly, nobody should have to bury there child. Let alone find out about the news some weeks later (hence no name till 21st of May).

    Join me in tribute or discussion to another young life taken so suddenly. RIP Maria

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...e-9414404.html
    Last edited by Harmony 2; 07-03-2014 at 12:20 PM. Reason: added links
    Kindest Regards,

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    Please note Police officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are still investigating and are asking anyone with information to call 020 8285 1574.

    Knowing this area well, traffic and people - so witnesses would sadly have been none. Sadly if the driver was speeding there's no CCTV in this section that could prove otherwise.
    Kindest Regards,

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    Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

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    A lot needs to be done to prevent more of this happening. Maria was the 13th pedestrian fatality, a figure that is ever climbing in London this year and one of the youngest, at just 18 years old.

    Does anyone know if anyone was nearby at the time and may have witnessed this tragic incident?
    Kindest Regards,

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    Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.



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