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Police name man who died in Eltham collision and continue appeal for information

News   •   May 18, 2019 14:57 BST

Image: Tim Hodges

Detectives investigating a fatal road traffic collision in Eltham have named the man who died and have renewed their appeals for information.

Formal identification has now taken placed and the deceased can be named as 75-year-old Tim Hodges, a retired Metropolitan police officer.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service (LAS) at 10:38hrs on Wednesday, 24 April, to reports of a road traffic collision at Beaconsfield Road, SE9.

Officers, LAS and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

At the scene a red Volkswagen Fox 55 had been in collision with an elderly male pedestrian.

The injured man, aged 75, was taken to Kings College Hospital suffering from a serious head injury. He sadly died on Saturday, 11 May.

The driver of the VW stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Steve Cannings, of the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “This collision took place on a busy shopping parade at a time when there was heavy footfall. I am confident that there are people who witnessed the incident but didn’t realise how serious it was. I am appealing for these people to contact police.

“We are building a picture of the sequence of events that led up to this collision and no matter how insignificant it may seem, your information could be a vital piece of the puzzle.”

No arrests. Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SCIU on 020 8285 1574, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.