Pedestrian killed as cars collide at busy Wandsworth junction – and one driver fled then comes back

A 60-year-old pedestrian died in the collision when two cars struck each other at a busy junction.

Detectives are investigating following the fatal collision in Wandsworth.

Officers were called by paramedics at 8.55pm on Saturday, 11 January to Falcon Road, junction with York Road Battersea, pictured, following reports of a road traffic collision.

Two cars had been involved in a collision. A third party, a pedestrian aged in his 60s, was injured and pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the drivers, a 32-year-old man, left the scene on foot but returned a short time later.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. He has been taken into custody.

The other driver, a 29-year-old man, was not arrested and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Road closures were in place but have since been lifted.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information or dash cam footage that could assist police, is asked to call the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit at Merton on 0208 5435157.

Alternatively call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD 6988/11 Jan.

2 thoughts on “Pedestrian killed as cars collide at busy Wandsworth junction – and one driver fled then comes back

  • 12th January 2020 at 10:14 pm

    The photo is of York Road, but not at the junction of Falcon Road. ???

    • 23rd January 2020 at 10:57 pm

      I know this story as the guy that died I new all my life.
      And his poor family just can’t come to terms
      With there loss.
      The person was called Mr Varone.
      Lived in Battersea all his life.


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