Man dies following collision with rubbish truck in Willesden

Witnesses urged to come forward

A 23-year-old man has died in a collision involving a rubbish truck.

Police were called at around 9.30am yesterday to the Sapcote Trading Estate, Dudden Hill Lane, Willesden, where the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem which took place today revealed the man, who has not yet been formally identified, died of a head injury.

An inquest is due to open tomorrow at Barnet Coroner’s Court.

The lorry driver stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

He was taken to a north London police station and bailed to return on a date in April 2012 pending further enquiries.

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However, officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Chris Osborne, senior investigating officer said: “This collision happened at a busy time and although this is a private trading estate we know a lot of people use it as a cut through to Willesden High Road.

“If anyone saw what happened or can tell us anything about the incident please call us”.

Witnesses are asked to call police on 020 8998 5319.