Mottingham fatal crash: anonymous callers asked for more clues

PUBLISHED: 15:35 25 November 2011

Near the scene of the crash

Near the scene of the crash


Police are appealing for two people who made calls to detectives regarding a crash which led to the death of a ten-year-old boy, to come forward.

Officers were called shortly before 3pm on Wednesday, November 2, to reports of a Scania tipper truck in collision with a Peugeot 207 on the London-bound A20 Sidcup Road, near the junction with West Hallowes.

Two people have since called the witness line and spoken to police officers. These two people, believed to be male, have not given their names or details. One uses a pseudonym ‘Bill’.

Police are keen for them to call again and provide further information as it is believed they may hold vital clues.

The car contained a family from the West Midlands, two parents, a 43-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman and their three children, two girls aged seven and four and a boy aged ten. They all had to be taken to hospital by ambulance and the ten-year-old boy Hendrick Kandala was in a critical condition and died at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel on November 3. The rest of the family have since been discharged from hospital.

The post mortem was inconclusive and police are now waiting for the results of further tests. An inquest will be held at Southwark Coroners Court, a date for which has yet to be scheduled.

Anyone with information can call the police on 0208 285 1574.

The driver of the truck was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. He was taken to a south London police station and later bailed to return in January.

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