Results tagged “Aspen Way”

Man killed in Poplar crash

By Rob Virtue on October 25, 2012 10:45 AM |

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A 44-year-old man died after collapsing at the steering wheel of his minibus in Poplar on Tuesday night.

Police are appealing for information on the incident which saw the Ford Transit, which had been travelling along Aspen Way, hit a Ford Galaxy and a traffic light.


Firefighters battled to free an injured motorist from her car following a collision with a motorcyclist in Aspen Way this morning.

Emergency services were called just before 8.20am to reports of a road traffic accident near the Marriott West India Quay and the DLR.

A FUTURISTIC two-tower scheme may soon rise from the ashes of the Trafalgar Way McDonald's restaurant.

Helix-London is a 397-unit residential complex boasting a children's play area, creche, convenience stores and a garden area. The current McDonald's eatery will also return as a ground-floor outlet.


Developers are also eyeing up several improvements for passing pedestrians as part of the scheme, which was submitted to planners last month.

McDonalds is currently located on the cusp of the Aspen Way roundabout, in the midst of hotbed of potential developments including the 3,000-home Blackwall Reach scheme.

Plans to pedestrianise the Aspen Way roundabout have been pushed forward due to the high number of attacks in the nearby underpass, a cut-through from Blackwall DLR station.

Blackwall and Cubitt Town councillor Phil Briscoe (Con) said a violent attack or robbery occurred every 37 days in the subway, many involving knives and guns.

Nearby resident Akhtar Hussain said: “As residents we know about the robberies and muggings. I know a few victims myself. People don’t use the underpass. They go over the top because they think someone will be waiting for them below. They’re scared.?