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Appeal following road traffic collision


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31-Jul-2014 9:11

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Traffic officers are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision between a pedestrian and a motorcycle.

Police were called at approximately 22:20hrs on Wednesday, 23 July to a collision on Peckham Road at the junction with Southampton Way, SE5.

A motorcycle was in collision with a pedestrian on or close to a zebra crossing.

The pedestrian, a 61-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

He has been named as Charles Oswell Douglas (4.06.53).

Next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination commenced on Tuesday, 29 July at St Thomas' Hospital mortuary.

An inquest will open in due course.

The 26-year-old rider of the motorcycle was taken by ambulance to a south London hospital. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed until early November, pending further enquiries.

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Catford is investigating.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call the unit on 020 8285 1574 or the police non-emergency line on 101.