Elderly Couple Killed After Breaking Down on A40
Police appealing for witnesses
An elderly couple who broke down on the A40 near the Polish War memorial have been killed after their car was hit by a lorry.
They were waiting for help on the eastbound carriageway of the busy road in Northolt, when the accident happened.
Emergency services attended the scene at midnight on Thursday but the couple were pronounced dead. The husband was aged 80, his wife, 76.
Officers believe they know who they are but are waiting to make a formal identification before releasing their details.
Post-mortem tests are expected to be carried out on Monday.
The lorry driver has been bailed by police to return in July.
Sergeant Cheryl Frost from the Collision Investigation Unit based at Alperton Traffic Garage is asking anyone who can assist to call the witness appeal line on 020 8998 5319.
April 17, 2010