Police Appeal for Witnesses to Fatal Accident

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal accident which happened at the junction of Finborough Road and Old Brompton Road at lunchtime on Tuesday, September 25.

This is the second serious road accident in the area this month.

Police say at around 1.30pom on Tuesday, a van that was turning right from Finborough Road on to Old Brompton Road, SW5 collided with a female pedestrian.

The woman, who was in her early 70s, was taken to St Mary's Hospital but died from her injuries that evening.

The driver of the van was arrested in connection with the incident and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police add that the victim's next of kin have been informed, and an inquest will open in due course.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Unit at Hampton Traffic Garage on 0208 941 9011.

This is the second serious road accident in this area, on the borders of Fulham and Chelsea, this month. Police are also are urging witnesses to come forward following an accident in Kings Road involving a female cyclist and a lorry.

Following this accident,  at the junction of Kings Road and Edith Grove, the 34 year-old cyclist was taken to St Mary's Hospital, and is still in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

The 39-year-old driver of the lorry stopped at the scene. He was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and subsequently bailed to a date in October.

Officers believe because of the time of the collision there may have been many witnesses and wish to speak to them.

Witnesses to this accident are also are urged to contact Hampton Traffic unit on 0208 941 9011 with any information.


September 28, 2012