Met plea for witnesses to come forward after early hours accident
Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run road accident in the early hours of this Tuesday (January 21) in Durnsford Road, Wimbledon.
They were called at 5.40am to reports of a body in the road. A man was pronounced dead at the scene and Merton police said that no vehicle at stopped at the location.
Officers from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating alongside the South West Borough Command Unit. Witnesses or anyone with information that may assist police should call 101, ref 1025jan21.
Officers have reviewed CCTV and are keen to trace the driver of a blue curtained Volvo articulated lorry as part of their enquiries.
At this early stage in the investigation, the circumstances of the incident are not believed to be suspicious.
Detective Sergeant Andy Russell, from the Met’s South West Area Roads & Transport Policing team, said: “This is being treated as a collision and a post-mortem examination will be carried out to determine cause of death.
“We are in the process of tracing the man’s next of kin.
“This tragic incident has caused disruption to people locally who we’d like to thank for their co-operation. Durnsford Road from Plough Lane to Penwith Road has been closed for a number of hours and these will reopen as soon as possible.”
A diversion is in place via Penwith Road, Garratt Lane, Summerstown and Plough Lane. Police added that motorists should try to avoid the area, and leave extra time for journeys.
January 21, 2020