Man killed in Selsdon hit and run named as Senthilnathan Subramaniam
A MAN killed in a suspected hit and run in a residential street in Selsdon was delivering newspapers at the time of the collision.
Senthilnathan Subramaniam, 56, was found collapsed in Shepherds Way at 6.35am on December 20.
Police believe the vehicle was probably being driven by one of his neighbours or a visitor to one of the houses in the area.
The delivery man suffered serious head and chest injuries and was taken to Croydon University Hospital where he died later that morning.
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Mr Subramaniam, who lived in nearby Tedder Road, was delivering newspapers he had collected from Spar, in Freelands Avenue, earlier that morning.
He had been delivering to homes on foot in Warren Avenue before entering Shepherds Way. Police believe the collision occurred at 6.35am.
A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: "The area where the collision is believed to have occurred is not used as a cut through and therefore officers believe the vehicle involved is highly likely to belong to a resident or to a visitor who had reason to attend the area that morning."
A special post mortem held at Croydon Mortuary on the day of his death gave his cause of death as multiple crush injuries.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned at Croydon Coroner's Court.
No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area that morning to call the Road Death Investigation Unit based at the Catford Traffic Garage on 020 8285 1574.