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Appeal for witnesses after 19 year old man dies and another critical following car collision with tree in Bromley

An advanced paramedic, duty officer & 4 ambulance crews dealt with a serious RTC on Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley. Image: LAS_TacAdvisor

An advanced paramedic, duty officer & 4 ambulance crews dealt with a serious RTC on Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley. Image: LAS_TacAdvisor

The Met Police are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision in Bromley that has killed one 19 year old man and left another 20 year old man critically injured in hospital.

The 22 year old driver is not thought to be seriously injured and has been discharged from hospital.

A 17 year old woman passenger is in a south London hospital and her condition is described as ‘serious, but stable.’

Police and other emergency services were called at around 6.20 last night to reports of a black Vauxhall Corsa having collided with a tree in Burnt Ash Lane.

This is near the junction with Broadlands Road, Bromley.

Burnt Ash Lane Bromley with the junction of Broadlands Road. Image: Google Street View.

Burnt Ash Lane Bromley with the junction of Broadlands Road. Image: Google Street View.

London Ambulance Service also attended and the four occupants of the car – were taken to trauma specialist hospitals for treatment.

Two young men aged 19 and 20, believed to have been passengers, were taken to an east London hospital where they are were initially described as ‘in a critical condition.’

On Monday evening 8th June the Met Police announced that the 19 year old had died in hospital.

The 20 year old was described as ‘critical, but stable.’

There’s been no arrest and police enquiries are continuing.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Catford are investigating.

Anyone who witnessed this collision, or the events leading up to the collision, are urged to contact them on 020 8285 1574.

Tweets by local people:

Local resident Melissa Smith witnessed the aftermath and reported on her Twitter account the grief of the driver seen ‘utterly inconsolable…crouched, rocking in the corner, begging for his friends’ lives.’

She said the car was ‘literally wrapped around a tree.’

She added:

Burnt Ash Lane is regarded by local people as an accident black spot and there have been calls for speed cameras and restrictions.

Update 10th June 2015

London Regional and local media have identified the 19 year old man who died in the crash as ‘a talented young footballer’ Daniel Matthews who lived locally.

Russellers FC, the amateur club he played for, have paid tribute to him on the home page of their website.

The clubs said: ‘He was passionate about football, he never gave up ,was a great role model and was a credit to his family.’

19 year old Daniel Matthews from Bromley who died when a passenger in a road traffic collision. Image: http://www.russellersfc.co.uk/

19 year old Daniel Matthews from Bromley who died when a passenger in a road traffic collision. Image: http://www.russellersfc.co.uk/

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