Tributes to man killed crossing East Ham road

A family tribute left at the scene

A family tribute left at the scene - Credit: Archant

A man killed after being hit by a car in East Ham has been named locally as Parmjit Singh Karir.

A family tribute left at the scene

A family tribute left at the scene - Credit: Archant

The Sikh father-of-three, believed to be in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene in Barking Road.

Mr Karir has been described as a “selfless person” who did a lot of charity work, including organising an annual bike ride.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian close to the Town Hall at around 5.30pm on Tuesday last week.

Witnesses have said the incident took place as Mr Karir was attempting to cross the road, which was closed off between High Street South and Wellington Road for several hours afterwards.

A family tribute left at the scene

A family tribute left at the scene - Credit: Archant


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Floral tributes have been left close to the scene of the accident.

One reads: “This gap can never be filled”, with another saying: “The world still needed your smiles”.

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Relatives have also placed an appeal for information on the lamppost.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released on bail until March, pending further inquiries.

Witnesses are asked to call detectives on 020 8597 4874.

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