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Man arrested in connection with fatal collision on Commercial Road


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25-Nov-2014 21:10

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Police investigating a fatal collision in Commercial Road on Monday evening have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

The man has been interviewed and bailed to a date in mid-January. The man arrested was the driver of the car that failed to stop at the scene.

A driver of another car, who witnessed the collision, has provided a detailed statement to police.

Officers are examining CCTV footage of the collision and urging any witnesses to come forward.

Police were called to Commercial Road junction with Cavell Street at 2208hrs on Monday, 24 November.

A 32-year-old, male cyclist was in collision with a car that did not stop at the scene.

The injured man was taken to an east London hospital where he later died.

Next of kin have been informed. We await formal identification.

A special post-mortem examination will take place on Thursday 27 November at Poplar mortuary.

A car that was suspected of being involved in the collision has been located but officers would still like to hear from any witnesses to the incident.

If you were in Commercial Road last night and saw anything that could assist this investigation please call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath on 0208 597 4874 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.