THERE WAS ONE tiny ray of light in an otherwise sad and horrific story of a fatal collision in Barking, outside the Lidl supermarket in Ripple Road, Barking. The incident took place at around 5pm on Tuesday, 15th December 2020.
Sadly, a car collided with a female pedestrian, 60. Police and the London Ambulance Service were called out, and the injured pedestrian was taken to hospital. The victim died in hospital six days later. Her next of kin have been informed.
Police have established that a woman passer-by came to the assistance of the injured pedestrian and held her hand to give her some comfort. Now police officers from the Metropolitan Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit want to trace this Good Samaritan, as part of their investigation into the circumstances of the accident.
Detective Sergeant Eddie Coleman said: “I am sure that the actions of this witness will provide comfort to the victim’s family. It’s really important that we speak to this woman as part of our ongoing investigation. If this was you, or you know who she is, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.”
The car did stop after the collision. So far there have been no arrests.
●Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact the witness appeal line, 020-8597 4874, and quote reference CAD 5450/15DEC20. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800-555 111 and give information anonymously.