Motorcyclist who died in Islington hit and run was new dad from Brent

11:36 08 December 2012

Police have released an image of a green people carrier they believe may have been involved in a collision in Baring Street, Islington, where a motorcyclist died.

Police have released an image of a green people carrier they believe may have been involved in a collision in Baring Street, Islington, where a motorcyclist died.

Archant

Police investigating a hit and run in Islington in which a new father died have released an image of a car they think may be connected to the incident.

Motorcyclist Christian Flaubert Miranda Borges died in the accident in Baring Street.

The 29-year-old was a Brazilian national living in Gladstone Park Gardens, Brent. He was engaged and recently became a father to a baby boy.

Mr Borges was working as a takeaway delivery driver when he died in the collision on November 29.

Police were called at around 6pm to reports of a collision between a motorcyclist, a London taxi and another vehicle.

The driver of the taxi stopped at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle stopped ahead at New North Road but then drove off.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended, but Mr Borges was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem help on December 3 at St Pancras Mortuary gave cause of death as a traumatic neck injury, and an inquest was opened and adjourned at St Pancras Coroner’s court on Wednesday.

The vehicle that did not stop is described as a green people carrier.

Officers from the Road Death Investigation Unit at Northolt are leading the inquiry.

Detective Sergeant Chris Osborne of the unit said: “We are continuing to study a vast amount of CCTV but it is clear it was a very busy time and there were a lot of people in the area at the time.

“We would urge those people to come forward with information no matter how trivial it is.”

Anyone with information call police on 020 8842 1817.

Related articles

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 18:35
Great Britain's Jenny Jones with her bronze medal won in the Sochi Winter Olympics (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Snowboarder Jenny Jones has issued a desperate plea for help after her laptop containing all of her photographs of her Olympic success was stolen from her car.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:32
The cyclist's helmet camera captured the sickening moment that a car slammed into him [Picture from Youtube]

A cyclist was hit by a car in Romford, slammed into the windscreen and miraculously landed on his feet - and caught the whole thing on his helmet cam.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:22
The trio lured their victim to a secluded part of Hampstead Heath (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A woman lured her fiancé to a secluded part of Hampstead Heath before beating him to near death with the help of two other men so they could steal £200 from him.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more
How much do you know about films in London? (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Do you know your Lock Stock from your Long Good Friday, Sliding Doors from Shakespeare in Love?

Read more
How much about this great city do you really know? Take our true Londoner quiz and find out (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Do you know your apples from your pears? Take our Cockney quiz and see how much of a Londoner you really are.

Read more
Guess the manager quiz. Here's a hint, it's not these four.

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more
A normal day at London Liverpool Street station

This quiz is for people who think they know the Tube and rail inside out.

Read more