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Driver “fell ill” before dying in Barking crash

A man who died in a collision in Barking yesterday had fallen ill while driving.

Emergency services rushed to Ripple Road just after 12.30pm.

A car had hit a pedestrian near the Rippleside Cemetery.

The driver, a man in his 70’s,was pronounced dead at the scene. 

In a statement, the Met Police said: “His next of kin have been informed.

“The motorist is believed to have fallen unwell before the collision.

“A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.”

The pedestrian involved in the crash, a man in his 60’s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The incident is being investigated by the Met’s Serious Crime Investigation Unit, who say no arrests have been made.

Anyone who witnesses the collision or has dash cam footage is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 3215/03DEC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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