Motorcyclist killed in quiet Southfields street

A scooter driver has been killed in a crash on Sutherland Grove

A scooter driver has been killed in a crash on Sutherland Grove

First published in News

A motorcyclist has been killed following a crash in Southfields this morning.

The incident, involving a car and a scooter, happened just before 11.30am in Sutherland Grove, off West Hill.

It is understood the crash happened near the junction of Sutherland Grove and Granville Road.

Police have confirmed the victim was 42-years-old and he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Sutherland Grove marks the start of a quiet residential area between West Hill and Augustus Road.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service (LAS) said: "We were called to Sutherland Grove just before 11.30am to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a motorcyclist.

"We send a single responder, a car and a an ambulanceto the scene.

"Sadly a man was pronounced dead at the scene."

A number of roads in Southfields, including Sutherland Grove and Glanville Road, have been closed off and police are redirecting traffic.

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10:13am Fri 4 Jan 13

AliceM says...

The junction where this terrible accident happened is a nightmare. It's so dangerous. On New Year's Day, I was driving up Sutherland Grove with my 15 year old son in the front passenger seat. As we approached the same cross-roads (Sutherland Grove has right of way), a car shot out from our left and nearly broadsided us - I saw out of the corner of my eye the car bearing down on my son. I just managed to swerve and brake in time. It was such a close call and then - two days later - someone has died in the same place. Wandsworth Council needs to improve the visibility of the stop signs, install traffic lights or do something to prevent this. It's unfortunately no surprise.
The junction where this terrible accident happened is a nightmare. It's so dangerous. On New Year's Day, I was driving up Sutherland Grove with my 15 year old son in the front passenger seat. As we approached the same cross-roads (Sutherland Grove has right of way), a car shot out from our left and nearly broadsided us - I saw out of the corner of my eye the car bearing down on my son. I just managed to swerve and brake in time. It was such a close call and then - two days later - someone has died in the same place. Wandsworth Council needs to improve the visibility of the stop signs, install traffic lights or do something to prevent this. It's unfortunately no surprise. AliceM
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6:16pm Fri 4 Jan 13

nashpadhiar says...

...Aum namah baagwate vasoo devai; Shiv Shiv Aum Namah Sivai...
...Words fall short of expressing my sorrow...
.."Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal".
...R_I_P...brother..
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...My thoughts are with you and your ...family...Nash Padhiar
...Aum namah baagwate vasoo devai; Shiv Shiv Aum Namah Sivai... ...Words fall short of expressing my sorrow... .."Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal". ...R_I_P...brother.. . ...My thoughts are with you and your ...family...Nash Padhiar nashpadhiar
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5:49pm Sat 5 Jan 13

a1jrjo says...

Yes my thoughts too are with the family and my prayers for the man.

And I agree that this is probably the most dangerous road crossing in what is, outside of rush hours, a quiet residential area.

The reason is that the crossroad is part of an unofficial West Hill bypass. Traffic is in a hurry to cross, but despite its low traffic volumes, the Grove has precedence. Add to this poor visibility due to parked vehicles and the result is many near misses, and (it seems to me) a tendency for drivers to "gun" across the crossing. This makes it difficult for the many pedestrians trying to cross here.
The solution is not more humps - the humps here are quite high already - any more and we'd need a drawbridge. Perhaps the council could make the Grove give way. And install a pedestrian crossing or two.

Also I note waspishly that when Granville road was closed for a year recently there was no obvious increase in congestion on the main roads; but there were no dangerous crossroads, and this quiet residential area was, appropriately, quiet!
Yes my thoughts too are with the family and my prayers for the man. And I agree that this is probably the most dangerous road crossing in what is, outside of rush hours, a quiet residential area. The reason is that the crossroad is part of an unofficial West Hill bypass. Traffic is in a hurry to cross, but despite its low traffic volumes, the Grove has precedence. Add to this poor visibility due to parked vehicles and the result is many near misses, and (it seems to me) a tendency for drivers to "gun" across the crossing. This makes it difficult for the many pedestrians trying to cross here. The solution is not more humps - the humps here are quite high already - any more and we'd need a drawbridge. Perhaps the council could make the Grove give way. And install a pedestrian crossing or two. Also I note waspishly that when Granville road was closed for a year recently there was no obvious increase in congestion on the main roads; but there were no dangerous crossroads, and this quiet residential area was, appropriately, quiet! a1jrjo
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8:52pm Sun 6 Jan 13

MFS123 says...

This is so tragic but sadly an accident waiting to happen. As a local resident I have seen numerous bumps at this junction and know of two cyclists who have been knocked off their bikes. What should be a "quiet residential street" is in fact used as an alternative to the A3 with drivers paying very little regard to speed limits or the fact that it is a residential area with two schools in the very close vicinity. I have on several occasions in the past voiced my concerns to the Council (as have many others) about the potential dangers but nothing has ever been done. My prayers are with those affected by this dreadful accident.
This is so tragic but sadly an accident waiting to happen. As a local resident I have seen numerous bumps at this junction and know of two cyclists who have been knocked off their bikes. What should be a "quiet residential street" is in fact used as an alternative to the A3 with drivers paying very little regard to speed limits or the fact that it is a residential area with two schools in the very close vicinity. I have on several occasions in the past voiced my concerns to the Council (as have many others) about the potential dangers but nothing has ever been done. My prayers are with those affected by this dreadful accident. MFS123
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10:53am Thu 10 Jan 13

HHC1000 says...

I disagree with the comments that this is a dangerous junction. Yes I agree that it is a little difficult to navigate when coming onto the road from Granville Road in terms of oncoming traffic and the traffic from Sutherland grove but as long as you follow are cautious and look both ways and are sure before you go there are no issues whatsover.
I think this incident is obviously tragic but I would partiton blame on the junction itself, there are 1000s of more dangerous spots in London, this is a suburban backstreet and the traffic travelling along SG is generally not fast. I cross it every day and have never been anywhere near to an accident. Just be cautious and make sure your path is clear before moving..simple
I disagree with the comments that this is a dangerous junction. Yes I agree that it is a little difficult to navigate when coming onto the road from Granville Road in terms of oncoming traffic and the traffic from Sutherland grove but as long as you follow are cautious and look both ways and are sure before you go there are no issues whatsover. I think this incident is obviously tragic but I would partiton blame on the junction itself, there are 1000s of more dangerous spots in London, this is a suburban backstreet and the traffic travelling along SG is generally not fast. I cross it every day and have never been anywhere near to an accident. Just be cautious and make sure your path is clear before moving..simple HHC1000
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1:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

kingstonpaul says...

Please, no more "oh yes it is dangerous/oh no it's not" comments.
Not the right time and place for it.
My sympathies for such a tragic loss in these circumstances.
Please, no more "oh yes it is dangerous/oh no it's not" comments. Not the right time and place for it. My sympathies for such a tragic loss in these circumstances. kingstonpaul
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