Appeal to trace witness in Hillingdon collision
24 October 2012
Long Lane, Hillingdon.
Traffic officers investigating a fatal collision in Hillingdon earlier this month are appealing for a potential witness to contact them and have released images of the vehicle hoping the driver will recognize their car and contact them.
The collision, which occurred on 5 October in Long Lane Hillingdon caused the death of 65-year-old pedestrian Eric Wright and injured a female pedestrian with him.
Officers believe a light coloured people carrier was travelling along Long Lane towards the A40 and had to take action to avoid being hit by a car that came out of Granville Road, the driver might have information that could assist their investigation.
On the day of the collision police were called shortly before 12:00hrs to reports of a collision between a car and two pedestrians.
Police, London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended the scene on Long Lane, near Granville Road. The two pedestrians, a man and woman, where taken to hospital.
The man, identified as Eric Wright who was from Hillingdon, later died at hospital on the 7 October.
A post mortem examination at St Mary's Hospital Mortuary on the 10 October - we await the results.
An inquest was opened and adjourned at Uxbridge Coroner's Court on the 15 October.
The woman, aged 62, was treated for multiple injuries and discharged after two days in hospital.
The 30-year-old female driver of the car - a 2003 silver Honda Civic - stopped at the scene and was spoken to by officers.
On 10 October the driver attended a west London police station by appointment and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. She has since been bailed to return in April 2013 pending further enquiries.
Detective Sergeant Jane Mallet, the senior investigating officer for the North-West Road Death Investigation Unit, said: "As a result of the investigation so far we are now trying to speak to the driver of a light coloured people carrier. This driver is being sought purely as a witness and is encouraged to call the investigation team.
"If you are this driver, or know who this driver is, please call us, the information this driver has, no matter how small you think it is, may be very useful to our investigation."
Any witnesses or anyone with any with any information is urged to contact the Road Death Investigation Unit at Alperton Traffic Garage on 020 8842 1817.