Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with dash-cam footage to come forward in connection with a traffic collision in Penge that has now proven fatal.
Police were called shortly after 6.47am on Sunday, 18 March, to reports of two vehicles colliding on the crossroads of Parish Lane and Thesiger Road.
Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.
The driver and passengers of one of the cars – a white Mercedes – stopped at the scene to assist officers. Nobody travelling in the Mercedes was seriously injured.
The occupants of the second car – a silver Ford Focus – fled the scene.
Wesley Ifill, 25, from the London area, was taken to a South London hospital. He died from his injuries on Friday, 23 March. Next of kin have been informed.
Detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw anyone running away from that area. In addition, detectives are keen to obtain any dash-cam footage that may be available.
Two males have been arrested in connection with this collision.
A 21-year-old male was arrested on Wednesday, 21 March on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
A 19-year-old male was arrested on Wednesday, 21 March on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
Both males were taken to a central London police station and were subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Detective Constable Patrick Allen, of the Roads and Transport Policing Command, is leading the investigation. He said: “Although this collison took place before 07:00hrs when few people were around, we do know that there were some witnesses.
“This collision has ultimately taken a young man’s life; I urge anyone who saw what happened to come forward. Please don’t assume that someone else will have come forward – speak to us yourself – all information is treated in the strictest confidence.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Catford on 020 8285 1574 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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