Fatal collision in Harold Hill-police appeal for witnesses

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Harold Hill on Saturday morning.

The collision took place just outside the Saxon King pub in Petersfield Avenue and has left the local community in shock. A 58-year-old local man was sadly killed in the collison and locals have been left upset by the loss of a member of their community.

A Met police spokesperson said: “Police were called at approximately 00:10hrs on Saturday, 11 July to reports of a car in collision with two pedestrians on Petersfield Avenue, at the junction with St Neots Road in Harold Hill.

“Officers, the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

“Despite the efforts of the paramedics, one of the pedestrians – a 58-year-old man – was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

“The second victim, also 58 years old, was taken by LAS to an east London hospital for treatment; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“The 36-year-old driver of the car did not stop at the scene but was arrested a short time later on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. 

“He was taken to an east London police station and has since been released under investigation.”

Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

They would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the car leaving the scene. 

Officers also ask that anyone who was driving in the area, and who has a dashcam, check their footage for anything that might help the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collison Investigation Unit on 020 8597 4874 or via 101 quoting reference Cad 105/11Jul.

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