Driver, 30, killed after failing to stop for police
A MAN died in a horrific car crash after he failed to stop for police. Oluwafemi Adegboye, 30, of Norfolk Court, Glandford Way, Chadwell Heath, was flagged down by officers in a marked police van at 3am on Sunday. He failed to stop and crashed the green D
A MAN died in a horrific car crash after he failed to stop for police.
Oluwafemi Adegboye, 30, of Norfolk Court, Glandford Way, Chadwell Heath, was flagged down by officers in a marked police van at 3am on Sunday.
He failed to stop and crashed the green Daewoo Leganza he was driving into railings at the junction of Longbridge Road with Goodmayes Lane.
The car overturned and Mr Adegboye was taken to Queen's Hospital, Romford.
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He died at 3.46am on Sunday and was formally identified on Monday.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward as they try to establish the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash.
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A resident, said: "There were lots of policemen. They did CPR on him. It was horrible. They really did try for this man."
The area was sealed off for several hours, while police collision investigators collected evidence, as personal belongings had been scattered into the street.
One resident said that the road had been cordoned off from about 3am until 10.30am in both directions.
A post-mortem examination was due to take place yesterday (Tuesday) at Queen's Hospital.
Kelly Sheridan, 34, of Longbridge Road, Barking, who was on her way home from a night out with friends, said: "My husband woke up and saw the man on the floor having CPR.
"It was terrible. Everything was cordoned off and I could not get in.
"I had to be escorted home by police. My children were up watching.
"He must have gone really fast to have turned over. It's a really bad turning."
A police spokesman said: "The police van was not in collision with the Daewoo and was operating blue lights and sirens at the time of the incident. The Metropolitan Police Service's directorate of professional standards has been informed, who in turn have informed the Independent Police Complaints Commission, as a matter of course."
Any witnesses are asked to contact police on 0208 785 8738.