Man dies after being hit by police car on 999 call

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a police car which was responding to an emergency call.

Suleyman Yalcin had got off a bus in Tottenham on his way to see his family for dinner when he was struck by the marked vehicle.

The 44-year-old’s brother, Sinasi, told the London Evening Standard: “He was on his way to eat with us. When he didn’t arrive we kept trying his phone. Then we discovered there had been in a fatal accident involving the police, we are heartbroken.

“We understand he had just got off the bus. How could this have happened? We want answers – the police have told us nothing yet.”

Met Police confirmed the crash and said officers and paramedics attended the scene to try and resuscitate Mr Yalcin, but he was declared dead at the scene.

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Image: Suleyman Yalcin died at the scene in Tottenham. File pic

A Met Police spokesman said: “Officers in a marked police vehicle were en route to an emergency call when their vehicle was involved in a collision with a pedestrian in Haringey.

“The collision happened at approximately 6.45pm on Sunday 3 December on Seven Sisters Road close to the junction with Elizabeth Road.

“Officers immediately provided first aid. The London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

“The pedestrian, a man believed to be aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7.20pm.

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“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have been informed.”

Independent investigators from the IPCC have been sent to the scene to gather evidence.