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Police hunt after OAP dies in hit-and-run accident

PUBLISHED: 15:42 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:45 05 October 2010

A PENSIONER in his 80s died today (Wednesday) following a hit-and-run accident in East London two days ago.

He was hit while crossing Westferry Road in Limehouse, outside the Westferry DLR station close to Canary Wharf, at 11.15pm on Monday night. Police are appealing for witnesses

By Dave Willaims

A PENSIONER in his 80s died today (Wednesday) following a hit-and-run accident in East London two days ago.

He was hit while crossing Westferry Road in Limehouse, outside the Westferry DLR station close to Canary Wharf, at 11.15pm on Monday night.

His condition initially stabilised after being taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, but deteriorated and he died this morning.

Police have not yet released details of the car involved or the circumstances of the accident, but are appealing for witnesses.

Investigators believe the vehicle would have visible damage to the front due to the force of the impact.

They are appealing for witnesses who may have been in Westferry Road at 11.15pm on November 3, or anyone with information, to call the Met's Collision Investigation unit on 020-8587 4874, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

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