TWO QUESTIONED OVER DEATH OF LONDON WOMAN

TWO QUESTIONED OVER DEATH OF LONDON WOMAN

DETECTIVES HAVE TRACED TWO OF THE FOUR DRIVERS INVOLVED IN A FATAL COLLISION IN TULSE HILL, BUT CONTINUE TO APPEAL FOR THE OUTSTANDING DRIVERS TO COME FORWARD.

 

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 06:48hrs on Monday, 11 December, to Norwood Road following reports of a woman critically injured in a road traffic collision.

The 29-year-old female pedestrian was treated at the scene by LAS but sadly died at 07:21hrs.

Officers believe they know the identity of the woman, who lived in Wandsworth, and her family have now been informed. They have requested that she is not named at this time as extended family members are yet to be informed. Formal identification is yet to take place.

A post-mortem examination held at Greenwich mortuary on Tuesday, 12 December, gave a provisional cause of death as multiple injuries.

Detectives from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

Officers have established that the woman was struck by a lorry as she crossed the road at a pedestrian crossing, while the lights were green for traffic. The driver failed to stop at the scene.

Officers believe that the woman was subsequently struck by a second lorry and two cars; none of these drivers stopped at the scene.

[A] The 49-year-old driver of the first lorry involved in the collision has since been traced and interviewed under caution.

[B] The 52-year-old driver of the second car involved in the collision was arrested on the evening of Tuesday, 12 December. He was taken into police custody and subsequently released under investigation.

A/Detective Sergeant Alastair Middleton, said: "We want to hear from anyone who travelled from the South Circular junctions of Norwood Road going towards the junction of Brixton Hill between the hours of 0630hrs and 0700hrs on the day of the collision. We are particularly interested in any dashcam footage that may have captured some of the incident before or after the collision.

"We are also appealing for anyone who was passing and witnessed the collision and the moments afterwards to contact us immediately.

"Enquiries are continuing to trace the two outstanding vehicles involved. A number of actions, including the recovery of local CCTV footage are in hand. I would urge the two drivers we are yet to trace come forward and speak with my team."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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