Justyna Kalandyk: Police name woman who was hit by four different vehicles in Tulse Hill

This is thought to be the third car to strike the victim (Met Police)

This is thought to be the third car to strike the victim (Met Police)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Police have named the woman who was hit by four different vehicles in south London earlier this month, as they continue to appeal for witnesses.

The victim, who died as a result of the multi-car collision, has been named as 29-year-old Justyna Kalandyk. Detectives believe she was struck by two lorries and two cars and none of them stopped at the scene.

The incident took place at 6.48am last Monday (December 11) on Norwood Road in Tulse Hill. Kalandyk was treated at the scene by ambulance workers but died at 7.21am.

Police have also revealed that Kalandyk was staying with family in Wandsworth, and was originally from Poland. Her family arrived in London on December 15 and formal identification took place that day.

A post-mortem examination held at Greenwich Mortuary on December 12 gave a provisional cause of death as multiple injuries. An inquest will open at Southwark Coroner's Court tomorrow (December 20).

The 49-year-old male driver of the first lorry involved in the collision has since been traced and interviewed under caution. The 52-year-old male driver of the second car involved in the collision was arrested on the evening of Tuesday December 12, on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He was taken into police custody and subsequently released under investigation.

The driver of the second lorry, and the driver of the first car involved in the collision, have been spoken to by police and neither have been arrested.

The driver of a third car is being treated as a significant witness

Detective Sergeant Alastair Middleton, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: "Even though we have traced all the vehicles that we believe were involved, I continue to appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision and the moments afterwards to contact us immediately.

"We want to hear from anyone who travelled from the South Circular junctions of Norwood Road going towards the junction of Brixton Hill between the hours of 06:30hrs and 07:00hrs on the day of the collision. We are particularly interested in any dashcam footage that may have captured some of the incident, before or after the collision."

Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157 or contact via @MetCC