Man killed in col­li­sion chas­ing af­ter his dog

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A MAN died in a col­li­sion with a car in Hilling­don af­ter he was ap­par­ently try­ing to chase af­ter his dog.

On Fe­bru­ary 19, the Met po­lice said they came across a road traf­fic col­li­sion be­tween a car and pedes­trian at Stock­ley Road Round­about, West Dray­ton, at 10.40pm.

Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice (LAS) at­tended the scene and treated the 35-year-old male pedes­trian, who was suf­fer­ing from crit­i­cal in­juries. He died at the scene shortly af­ter.

Of­fi­cers be­lieve he was try­ing to catch his dog, de­scribed as a Ger­man shep­herd or Al­sa­tian, mo­ments be­fore the col­li­sion.

Next of kin have been in formed and a post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion will be held in due course.

The driver of the car, a sil­ver Peu­geot 307, stopped at the scene.

He was not ar­rested and is as­sist­ing po­lice with their en­quiries. Po­lice are now ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion from any­one who saw the col­li­sion as of­fi­cers from the roads and trans­port polic­ing com­mand in­ves­ti­gate.

Det Sgt Stephen Pid­geon, who is lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, said: “We un­der­stand the de­ceased was try­ing to catch his dog, de­scribed as a Ger­man shep­herd or Al­sa­tian, in the mo­ments prior to the col­li­sion.

“As a re­sult of this the de­ceased ended up in the road where he was struck by the car.

“If any­one re­mem­bers see­ing this sce­nario or the col­li­sion it­self, please con­tact po­lice.”

Any­one who wit­nessed the col­li­sion is asked to con­tact po­lice via the wit­ness ap­peal line on 020 8991 9555.

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