A man in his twenties has been killed on Camden Road in North London after a large metal shop sign fell on top of him.
The man is thought to be 27-year-old Jacob Marx, a lawyer from New Zealand, who travelled to the UK last September.
The tragic incident occurred on Monday when Mr Marx was walking along Camden Road at approximately 17:00. According to reports, a shop sign measuring 9 metres in length fell from a William Hill betting shop. Mr Marx was struck on the head by the signage and went into cardiac arrest on the pavement. Paramedics attempted to save the man at the scene, but the unfortunate pedestrian was pronounced dead a short time later in hospital.
Kevin Osbourne, who was working in a nearby restaurant at the time of the accident, said: “I saw the guy lying down in the road, covered in blood. The main impact was clearly on his head. I saw them trying to resuscitate him in the back of the ambulance.
“Hundreds of people walk past here every day. It could’ve been me or any one of them.”
Here at The Sussex Sign Company, our thoughts are with the deceased man’s family during this difficult time. All signage should be regularly inspected to maintain safety.