West Wickham man suffers fatal stroke after bike collision in Regent Street

PUBLISHED: 15:15 14 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:15 14 August 2013

Police would like to speak to this cyclist after the fatal collision in Regent Street last month.

Police would like to speak to this cyclist after the fatal collision in Regent Street last month.


A West Wickham man has died after a collision with a cyclist led to a fatal stroke.

David Purkis, 58, died late last month following the incident on the southbound carriageway of Regent Street, in central London, at the junction of New Burlington Street.

Initially both he and the cyclist appeared uninjured and carried on their separate journeys after briefly speaking with each other on Thuesday, July 25 at around 5.40pm.

However, father-of-two Mr Purkis suffered a stroke two days later that proved fatal.

A post-mortem took place on Friday, and police are awaiting the results of further tests.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses, as well as the cyclist, to contact theme as soon as possible. CCTV images have been released of the cyclist moments after the collision.

Det Con Matt Hopgood, of Catford Traffic Garage, said: “I would appeal to the cyclist and any witnesses to the collision to contact police.

“Any witness could hold vital information into what happened.”

Anyone with information should contact the Road Death Investigation Unit in Catford on 0208 285 1574.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bromley Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Bromley Times