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Appeal after 86-year-old man fatally injured in Morden road traffic collision

News   •   Oct 12, 2018 15:15 BST

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after an 86-year-old man was fatally injured following a road traffic collision in Merton.

Officers were called at around 17:54hrs on Sunday, 7 October to the Epsom Road, junction with Holne Chase, Morden, following reports of a male pedestrian laying in the road.

The victim was transported to a south London hospital where he sadly died in the early hours of Monday, 8 October.

His family are aware and are content for him to be named as Mr Leslie South, of Holne Chase.

A post-mortem is due to be held on Monday, 15 October.

It is believed that Mr South, who suffered from dementia, was making his way home from a Morden park, where he routinely went walking, when the incident happened.

Witnesses had left the scene prior to police arrival and as a result it was initially thought that Mr South’s injuries may possibly have been caused by collapsing and hitting his head.

However CCTV examinations have established that his injuries were sustained following a road traffic collision.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating and are particularly interested in hearing from any garages or mechanics who may have been approached asking to carry out work on a damaged dark Audi A6.

Any witnesses or those with dashcam footage are asked to call 0208 543 5157.

Alternatively please tweet @MetCC, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers quoting CAD 5598/7 OCT.