A12 death crash victim named

07:27 15 November 2012

Tributes to Martin Pullin left at the scene of the accident. Picture: Rosalind Butt

Tributes to Martin Pullin left at the scene of the accident. Picture: Rosalind Butt

Archant

A motorcyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash has been named.

Martin Pullin, a scaffold lorry driver, died at Gallows Corner on the A12 in Romford on Friday evening.

The 42-year-old, of Harold Hill, died at the crash scene after his motorbike, along with a second one, was in collision with a silver Renault Laguna, which failed to stop and drove off in the direction of Essex.

The Laguna sustained a smashed windscreen and damage to the boot, meaning it would not have been able to close, during the incident. Police are searching for its driver and have appealed to anyone who may have seen the damaged vehicle, either at the scene or later on, to contact them.

The smash happened on the A12 near its junction with Rise Park Boulevard just before 5pm. Mr Pullin was pronounced dead at the scene, and ambulance crews treated the rider of the second motorcycle, also a man, for minor injuries.

A third motorcyclist, who was not involved in the crash but is believed to have given chase, has been helping the police with their inquiries.

A post-mortem was carried out on Mr Pullin yesterday and identified a head injury as the cause of his death. Friends and family have left flowers and notes at the spot where he died.

Nearby roads were closed after the incident, causing traffic jams into the night.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information that might assist police call officers at Chadwell Heath Road Death Investigation Unit on 020 8597 4874.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London news

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The sexual health clinic on Dean Street mistakenly sent out sensitive data  (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)

A major London sexual health centre mistakenly revealed the email addresses of almost 800 HIV clinic patients yesterday - and could be facing a fine of half a million pounds for the “hugely invasive breach of privacy”.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Emma Thompson drags the giant furry creature towards the Shell offices in protest at Arctic Oil drilling (Picture: Greenpeace)

Emma Thompson has joined Aurora the giant polar bear outside oil company Shell’s South Bank HQ in protest against drilling in the Arctic.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Planned Tube strikes have been called off as talks continue (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

The Tube strikes planned for September 8 and September 10 have been called off by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT).

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Waterloo passengers face severe delays this morning (Picture: Getty)

Waterloo commuters will have to deal with ‘major delays’ until 4pm today after a signalling problem between Wimbledon and Earlsfield.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Two teenagers were stabbed in a knife fight in George Lane, South Woodford, last night.

A knife fight in George Lane, South Woodford, last night left two teenagers in hospital with serious stab wounds.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Read more
Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Read more
Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Read more