Crime & the Law

Man arrested following Streatham fatal collision

Police are seeking the driver of this vehicle in Streatham. Image: Met Police

Police are seeking the driver of this vehicle in Streatham. Image: Met Police.

Detectives investigating a fatal fail to stop collision in Streatham have arrested a 29 year old man.

He was arrested on Monday 4th of May on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

He was taken to a police station in South London from where he’s been bailed to return in early July.

Officers have released CCTV images and video of a silver car they wish to trace, as they believe the driver of the vehicle may be a witness with information that may assist the inquiry.

The fatal collision took place at around 3.10 am in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police and London Ambulance Service were called to the junction of Tooting Bec Road and Dr Johnson Avenue, Streatham.

The car involved did not stop.

Motorists involved in these situations are legally obliged to do so.

The pedestrian, a 33-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe they know the identity of the deceased and have informed next of kin.

Formal identification has not taken place.

Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

The witness line for the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton is 020 8543 5157. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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