Man found collapsed in Selsdon 'died due to hit and run'
A MAN found collapsed in Selsdon in the early hours of the morning died as the result of a hit and run, police believe.
The man was found in Shepherds Way, in Selsdon, at 6.35am on Thursday morning suffering from serious head and chest injuries.
Police were initially unsure what had caused his injuries but a Scotland Yard spokesman said officers now believe the man, in his 50s, was walking along the road when he may have been struck by a vehicle.
London Ambulance Service sent two crews to the scene and the man was taken to a south London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7.49am.
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The man's next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem has not yet been held.
The Advertiser understands that if the man was hit by a vehicle, no collision has been reported to the police.
The Homicide and Serious Crime Command were initially informed of the incident which has now passed to the Road Death Investigation Unit based at the Catford Traffic Garage.
Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the Shepherds Way area at the time should call the unit on 020 8285 1574.