Jul 30 2012 By Ian Proctor
A PUBGOER who suffered a heart attack and serious injures after being hit by two cars in quick succession in Stanmore remains in intensive care.
The victim, a 74-year-old from Watford, was crossing the left turn traffic light filter lane where The Broadway meets Church Road at 7.25pm when he was in collision with a westbound Fiat Punto.
The impact propelled him into the path of, and caused him to collide with, the side of an eastbound Volkswagen Golf coming from the opposite direction.
The driver of the second car began to try to resuscitate the pedestrian with the help of other passers-by before the paramedics arrived within seven minutes.
They found the man with head injuries and other multiple injuries, and in the midst of a heart attack brought on by the collision. They treated him and took him by road ambulance, accompanied by the air ambulance medics, to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London.
Detective Sergeant Stephen Pidgeon said: "I can confirm the victim is 74 and that he was not with anyone else at the time of the collision and was walking without any aids.
"He had, however, been drinking just prior to the collision in the Wetherspoon pub [The Man In The Moon in Buckingham Parade].
"We believe he had been there from 2pm to about 6.30pm although we don't believe at this time that he consumed large amount of alcohol.
"The staff at the pub knew him as a regular.
"He's is in a serious and critical condition in intensive care, and the next of kin have been informed."
Officers at the Road Death Investigation Unit based at Alperton are appealing for witnesses to come forward to assist their enquiries, especially anyone who may have been in the pub at the same time as the 74-year-old or saw the immediate build-up to the incident.
Det Sgt Pidgeon said: "There were a lot of pedestrians and relatively heavy traffic."
Both drivers stopped at the scene and were interviewed but not arrested.
n Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any information should call the investigation unit on 020 8842 1817.