Cyclist dies and man arrested after Lewisham Loampit Vale crash
The driver of the car involved in the incident- a red Audi – did not initially stop at the scene but was located a short distance away. The 28-year-old male driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
Paramedics attended the scene and the cyclist – a man – was taken to a south London hospital where he later died from his injuries.
A spokesman for the Met Police said next of kin were aware but formal identification has yet to take place.
The driver remains in custody at a south London police station.
An investigation has been launched by officers from the Road Death Investigation Unit. Anyone with information should call 020 8285 1574 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The cyclist has been named as Paul Hutcheson.
- UPDATE (27/01/14)
The driver is due to answer bail in February,