Tulse Hill Hit And Run Victim Was From Wandsworth

Drivers from four vehicles failed to stop at the scene

The scene of the hit and run. Image: Google Streetview

Police have revealed that the female pedestrian who was killed in this week's hit and run collision in Tulse Hill was from Wandsworth.

The 29-year-old was treated at the scene but sadly died at around 7.20am on Monday 11th December.

Police have established that the woman was struck by an HGV as she crossed the road at a pedestrian crossing. The driver failed to stop at the scene but has since been traced by police and interviewed under caution.

Officers believe that the woman was subsequently struck by a second lorry and two cars; none of these drivers stopped at the scene. The driver of the second car has since been found and arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

Detective Sergeant Alastair Middleton said, "We want to hear from anyone who travelled from the south circular junctions of Norwood Road going towards the junction of Brixton Hill between the hours of 6.30 and 7am on the day of the collision. We are particularly interested in any dashcam footage that may have captured some of the incident before or after the collision.

"We are also appealing for anyone who was passing and witnessed the collision and the moments afterwards to contact us immediately.

"Enquiries are continuing to trace all the vehicles involved. A number of actions, including the recovery of local CCTV footage are in hand. I would urge the drivers of all four vehicles to come forward and speak with my team."

The victim's family have requested that she is not identified at this time as extended family members are yet to be informed and a post-mortem examination has taken place at Greenwich mortuary and gave a provisional cause of death as multiple injuries.

Detectives from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157 or via @MetCC

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

December 14, 2017