Search

Shadwell hit-and-run death: Police seek Good Samaritans who tried to save woman’s life

PUBLISHED: 08:44 09 March 2016 | UPDATED: 09:45 09 March 2016

Cannon Street Road where hit-and-run driver left woman to die outside St George-in-the-East parish church

Cannon Street Road where hit-and-run driver left woman to die outside St George-in-the-East parish church

Archant

Good Samaritans who stopped to help a dying woman after a horrific hit-and-run crash in London’s East End are being sought by police.

Floral trubute to hit-and-run victim left to die in street Floral trubute to hit-and-run victim left to die in street

Scotland Yard today said it wanted to trace the men who helped an off-duty police officer trying in vain to save the woman’s life after the crash.

Officers also want to track down the drivers of a transit van and a Vauxhall Zafira who they say would have witnessed the collision in Cannon Street Road, near the junction with the Highway, on December 10.

Police say the woman, 37, was hit by a can just after 9pm and was left with critical head injuries at the scene outside St George-in-the-East parish church. The van driver did not stop.

Despite medics’ battles to save her, she was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the Met’s Roads and Transport Command on 020 8597 4874 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Latest East London News Stories

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

08:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

Yesterday, 15:58

Children traded the classroom for curation when they took over the Museum of Childhood for the day.

Yesterday, 14:27

The owner of an Indian restaurant in Whitechapel who cooked the books in a tax swindle has been given a suspended jail sentence and a hefty fine.

Yesterday, 11:33

Bookworms, comedy fans and music lovers can enjoy a free event taking place in the borough today and tomorrow.

Yesterday, 07:00

Driverless cars and buses are set to become a common sight in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Thu, 21:04

Two men have been found guilty of killing a 60-year-old man in his Bow Common home after he wouldn’t help them to rob a drug dealer.

Thu, 15:01

Four NHS employees have abandoned razors for a month to support a health campaign.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now