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24-year-old arrested following fatal collision in Chislehurst this morning

PUBLISHED: 13:58 05 June 2015 | UPDATED: 13:58 05 June 2015

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Taxi driver aged 52 dies in crash with car in Royal Parade

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal collision in Chislehurst in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

Police were called to Royal Parade with the junction of Bromley Road at approximately 3.30am to reports of a collision between a car and a taxi.

London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were called to the scene.

The driver of the taxi, a man aged 52, suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed.

Formal identification and a post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

The driver of the car, a man aged 24, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He remains in custody at a south London police station.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Catford are investigating.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 020 8285 1574 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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