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Appeal for witnesses after pedestrian seriously injured in collision in Tower Hamlets

News   •   Jul 13, 2021 12:50 BST

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was seriously injured following a collision with a car in east London.

On Tuesday 13 July at around 01:06hrs, police were called to the scene of a collision on Commercial Road, E1 involving a VW Golf and a parked car.

Officers and LAS attended. It is believed that the VW Golf was travelling east along Commercial Road when, after passing the junction of Philpot Street, it mounted the pavement and was involved in a collision with a lamp post and a pedestrian.

The vehicle continued back onto the road and past the junction of Cavell Street where it was involved in a collision with the rear of a parked car.

A male pedestrian, aged in his 40s, was taken to an east London hospital with what are believed to be life-changing injuries.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The driver, a 21-year-old man, a 29-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were arrested at the scene on suspicion of serious injury by dangerous driving.

Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating and enquiries remain ongoing.

Detective Constable Lola Beckles said: “We need to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who captured it on their dash cams.

“Were you in the area of Commercial Road E1 between 01:00hrs and 01:10hrs on the morning of Tuesday, 13 July? You may have information vital to this investigation. Please come forwards to police. A man is in hospital with life-changing injuries and detectives are working around the clock to establish the circumstances of this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the witness appeal line on 0208 5974874 or police via 101 quoting CAD 281/13July.