UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after Hoxton hit and run
Man dies after being fatally injured in a collision with a car in Kingsland Road
A 26-year-old pedestrian has died following a horrific collision with a car in Kingsland Road, Hoxton, in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Two occupants of the blue Ford Fiesta abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot following the accident near the junction with Orsman Road and the A10 at 1.56 am.
Dexter Kibble, from Hackney, suffered serious head and chest injuries and was rushed to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel.
But he died at 3.20pm on Saturday.
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Police arrested a man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s in connection with the inquiry. They have been bailed to return pending further inquiries on a date in late March.
Sgt John Woods from the Road Death Investigation Unit based at Chadwell Heath said:
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“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this collision, or the events immediately prior to or after the collision, to contact me with any information. I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw two people running away from the blue Ford Fiesta which was abandoned at the scene.
“These people may not realise the consequences of their actions which has left a young man dead and a family devastated - I would urge them to do the decent thing and contact the police at the earliest opportunity.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Unit on 0208 345 4955, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.