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Appeal to trace driver involved in collision in Purley

News   •   Jan 03, 2021 19:37 GMT

Detectives are appealing for information after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision in Purley on New Year’s Day.

Police were called at 09:38hrs on Friday, 1 January to reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian at the junction of Plough Lane and Foresters Drive.

Officers attended, along with London Ambulance Service, London's Air Ambulance and London Fire Brigade.

A 50-year-old man was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a critical condition. His next of kin has been informed.

The driver fled the scene. Officers from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are working to trace the driver.

Detective Sergeant Nick Bale said: “Officers are working round the clock to trace the driver involved and we are confident we know the identity of the driver.

“I would urge that person to contact police as soon as possible. I would also like to hear from anyone who has information about the collision.

Anyone who can help police is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Merton Traffic Garage on 0208 543 5157.

Alternatively, call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD 4138/01Jan.