Police appeal for witnesses to fatal crash in Beckenham

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a crash in which a cyclist died.

James Darby, 44, was cycling along Upper Elmers End Road in Beckenham when he was in collision with a stationary blue Fiat Panda.

The incident took place on Saturday January 7 at about 6.10pm.

The car was parked on Upper Elmers End Road and as the female driver was getting out of her car, Mr Darby collided with the driver's door.

He was taken to Kings College Hospital where he remained unconscious and in a serious condition until he died on January 22.

A post mortem gave the cause of death as head injuries.

No arrests have yet been made. Enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at Catford Traffic Garage on 020 8285 1574 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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