Appeal to trace witness after man is critically injured

Officers from the Met Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for assistance after a man was found collapsed on a road in Thornton Heath.

In particular they are appealing for information to identify the driver of a grey people carrier, who is believed to have been in the area at the time of the incident

At approximately 2pm on Wednesday, 7 March, a 68-year-old man was found lying on the ground in London Road – it is believed he may have been hit by a slow moving car.

He was treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service and taken to a south London hospital.

He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Officers investigating would like to speak to the driver of the people carrier, he is described as white and was wearing a high visibility sleeveless jacket.

DC Sue Chalmers from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command said: “The man has sadly suffered serious injuries as a result of this incident and I am keen to understand exactly what happened.

“I believe the driver of the grey car stopped at the scene and helped direct traffic but left before the ambulance service arrived. I would like to speak to him as he may have more information about what happened in the lead up to the incident.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call offices at SCIU on 020 8285 1574 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 4311/16 March.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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