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Fatal collision in Orpington sparks appeal

PUBLISHED: 16:28 07 November 2014 | UPDATED: 16:28 07 November 2014

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Police were called at around 8am on Thursday.

There was a collision in Skeet Hill Lane, Orpington, involving a Silver Nissan Micra and a pedestrian.

It is believed that the victim was unable to continue her journey through Skeet Hill Lane due to a lorry blocking the road that was clearing fly-tipped refuse.

A passenger from a second vehicle offered to assist her in reversing her Micra down the lane.

The victim got out of her car while it was moved.

While reversing, the Micra collided with the victim, causing serious injuries.

Officers and LAS attended and found an 88-year-old woman with serious injuries.

She was taken to a south London hospital where she later died.

Her next of kin have been informed.

A 55-year-old man from Croydon was arrested at the scene on suspicion on causing serious injury through dangerous driving.

He has been bailed to a date in mid February 2015 pending further enquiries.

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Catford is leading the enquiry.

Anyone with information can contact police on 0208 285 1574.

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