Victim of suspected hit-and-run in Selsdon was delivering newspapers
A man who died after being found collapsed in Selsdon was out delivering newspapers police have revealed.
Senthilnathan Subramaniam of Tedder Road, Croydon, was found collapsed with serious head and chest injuries at 6.35am in Shepherds Way, near to the junction with Broadcombe on Thursday, December 20.
The 57-year-old who police believe was a victim of a hit and run, was taken to Croydon University Hospital where he died later that morning.
A post-mortem gave the cause of death as multiple crush injuries to the head and torso.
An inquest was opened and adjourned at Croydon Coroners Court on December 21.
Mr Subramaniam had collected the newspapers from The Spa in Freeland Avenue and had been delivering on Warren Avenue before entering Shepherds Way.
A police spokesman said: "The area where the collision is believed to have happened is not used as a cut through and officers believe the vehicle involved is likely to belong to a resident or to a visitor who had reason to attend the area that morning."
Anyone with information should contact the Road Death Investigation Unit based at the Catford Traffic Garage on 0208 285 1574.