Dad, 47, killed taking nine-year-old son home from school - update and police appeal

10:19 17 July 2013

The boy was taken to Queen

The boy was taken to Queen's Hospital, Romford, but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene

Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses after a road crash left a father dead in Upminster yesterday.

The man, believed to be taking his nine-year-old son home from school, was in collision with a Ford Fiesta opposite Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School at about 3.35pm.

The boy was taken to Queen’s Hospital with minor injuries and remains in a stable condition, police said.

Sadly, the man, aged 47, was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

The driver of the vehicle, a 75 year old man, has been taken to an Essex hospital with minor injuries. No arrests have been made.

Any witnesses are asked to call the Met’s road death investigation unit, based in Chadwell Heath, on 020 8597 4874.

If you knew the man and would like to leave a tribute to him, contact the Recorder news desk on 020 8477 3903, e-mail ramzy.alwakeel@archant.co.uk or leave a comment below.

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