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Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision in Leyton

News   •   Feb 17, 2017 15:37 GMT

Roads and Transport Policing officers are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision in Leyton.

On Thursday, 16 February police were called at approximately 12:35hrs to reports of a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian in Lea Bridge Road, at the junction with Northumberland Road, E10.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and a 79-year-old man was taken to an east London hospital. He later died at 13:55hrs, next of kin have been informed.

Whilst officers believe they know who the deceased it they await formal.

A post-mortem will take place in due course.

The lorry stopped at the scene. The driver - a 44-year-old man - was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released on bail until a date in May.

Any witnesses is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath Traffic Garage on 020 8597 4874 or the police non-emergency number on 101.