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Cyclist dies after hit-and-run crash in Buckhurst Hill

Incident date: 
Thu, 1 Dec 2016

A cyclist who was seriously injured in a suspected hit-and-run in north-east London has died.

The victim, a man in his 40s, was on his way to work when he was hit by what police believe was a small lorry at about 4.15am on Thursday.

The man was found lying in the road in Buckhurst Hill and was rushed to the Royal London Hospital, but died on Thursday evening.

A wing mirror was found by police at the scene in Roding View which they believe belongs to the vehicle involved.

Detective Inspector Dave Jones, of Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We believe the vehicle involved in this collision was a small lorry, probably less than seven and-a-half tonnes, and light, possible white, in colour.

“It was travelling towards Buckhurst Hill from Debden.

“I would urge the driver of the vehicle to come forward and contact us.

Anyone with information can contact officers at SCIU on 01245 240 590 or email

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