Man, 55, dies after Met Police car collides with moped in South London

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Investigators are appealing for witnesses after a 55-year-old man died after a Metropolitan Police car collided with a moped in South London. The incident happened in Carshalton at around 4.47pm on Monday, June 17.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IPOC) says officers in a marked police vehicle were involved in a collision with a moped rider at the junction of Wrythe Lane and Erskine Road. The rider – a 55-year-old man – died at the scene.

A spokesperson for the IOPC said: "Our investigation began following a referral from the Met. We attended the police post incident procedure to gather evidence including the officers’ initial accounts.

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Google street view of the junction of Wrythe Lane and Erskine Road
The incident occurred at the junction of Wrythe Lane and Erskine Road -Credit:Google

"We have also conducted house-to-house inquiries, completed a CCTV trawl of the area and reviewed body-worn video footage from the officers involved. Next of kin have been informed of the man’s death and we will keep them updated as the investigation progresses."

The body is appealing for anyone who witnessed any part of the incident to contact it 'as soon as possible' by calling 0300 303 5585 or emailing

'There were several people standing at a bus stop near the scene'

IOPC regional director Mel Palmer said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the motorcyclist and all those affected by this tragic incident. Our role is to independently establish the circumstances surrounding this incident.

"IOPC investigators have already gathered a significant amount of evidence and have established that there were several people standing at a bus stop near to the scene of the incident. We would particularly like these people to make contact with us, as well as any other witnesses or drivers near the scene with dashcam footage.”

The IPOC adds that a post-mortem examination of the man was held last week, and the preliminary cause of death was blunt force trauma to his head and torso. A date for an inquest to be opened has yet to be set.

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