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

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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.

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