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Appeal as pedestrian killed by car in Beaconsfield Road

PUBLISHED: 13:12 14 May 2019

The scene close to where the fatal accident happened

The scene close to where the fatal accident happened

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was knocked down and suffered fatal injuries in Bromley.

No one has been arrested following the tragedy which happened along Beaconsfield Road.

Detectives investigating the fatal collision say the appeal for witnesses and dash cam footage is vital.

They said the incident remains an open and active case after the victim died from his injuries.

Police say they were called by London Ambulance Service at 10.30am on Wednesday, 24 April, to reports of a road traffic collision at Beaconsfield Road, SE9.

Police officers were joined at the scene by air and land ambulances.

It appears a red Volkswagen Fox 55 had been in collision with an elderly male pedestrian.

The injured man, aged 75, was taken to Kings College Hospital suffering from a serious head injury and sadly died on Saturday, 11 May.

A post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course, revealed police.

The driver of the VW stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Steve Cannings of the Met's Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "This collision took place on a busy shopping parade at a time when there was heavy footfall. I am confident that there are people who witnessed the incident but didn't realise how serious it was. I am appealing for these people to contact police.

"We are building a picture of the sequence of events that led up to this collision and no matter how insignificant it may seem, your information could be a vital piece of the puzzle."

Anyone with information or dash cam footage is asked to call the SCIU on 020 8285 1574, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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