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Appeal for witnesses as moped crash leaves 90-year-old fighting for his life

Detective Sergeant Matt Smith: 'No one of any age, especially 90, deserves to be a victim of a hit and run collision'

07 August, 2018 — By Emily Finch

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a moped driver failed to stop after colliding with a 90-year-old man who is now fighting for his life.

Officers were called to Worcester Point in Central Street at 8.51pm yesterday (Monday) evening and found a 90-year-old suffering from serious leg and head injuries. He was taken to hospital by an ambulance and he remains in a critical condition. His family have been informed.

The driver of the black moped who collided with the 90-year-old fell off his moped and left his red open-faced crash helmet at the scene. He got back on his
damaged moped and made off from the scene without a helmet and a shoe leaving the injured man. Officers are continuing their efforts to trace the moped driver.

Detective Sergeant Matt Smith from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command appealed for witnesses to come forward.

He said: “I have no doubt that someone in the area would have seen a moped driver fleeing the scene without a helmet and missing a shoe. It would have come across as very peculiar and it’s not something you would forget in a hurry.

“We need anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible. No one of any age, especially 90 deserves to be a victim of a hit and run collision.
“I’m sure acquaintances, family, friends or neighbours of the rider involved, given the release of this new appeal, have knowledge or suspicion about the rider’s involvement and I would appeal to their conscience to contact police given the age of the victim.”

Anyone with information should call the information line at Alperton Traffic Garage on 0208 991 9555 or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.


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