A series of investigations have been launched after two people died on West London’s roads within a 24-hour period.
Chief Inspector Lora John of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command said: “Each of these incidents is being investigated separately by dedicated officers. The circumstances in each case are different and none of the collisions are believed to be directly linked.
“However, the overall picture is disturbing and tragic. My thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives. They will be supported by specialist police officers in the difficult days and months ahead.
“The Met is committed to working with partners and the public to ensure that London’s roads are safe for everyone. Days like these are challenging and upsetting, demonstrating clearly how much needs to be done by all of us to stop this needless loss of life.”
In Southall, police were called at 1:55am this morning (18 December), to a critically injured male in West Avenue near the junction with Carlyle Avenue, Southall. The 41-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this early stage, officers believe the man had been struck by a vehicle, which did not stop. An urgent investigation is under way to establish the circumstances.
Anyone with information or who may have captured dashcam footage to assist the investigation is asked to call police on 101, ref 662/18dec.
In Northolt, police were called at 7:45pm yesterday (17 December), to a bus in collision with a pedestrian in Mandeville Road, Northolt.
The male pedestrian – a 16-year-old boy – was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the bus stopped at the scene. There has been no arrest.
Anyone with dashcam footage and any witnesses who are yet to speak with police are asked to call 020 8246 9820, ref 6587/17dec.