Welwyn Garden City hit-and-run victim dies - police renew appeal

PUBLISHED: 20:12 04 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:51 07 February 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision in Tewin Road at the junction with Mundells in Welwyn Garden City

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision in Tewin Road at the junction with Mundells in Welwyn Garden City

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A Polish man in his forties has died following a suspected hit-and-run in Welwyn Garden City.

“We urgently need to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed anything.”

Sergeant Douglas Fishwick

Police officers are re-appealing for information after a pedestrian was involved in a serious collision with a car in Welwyn Garden City on Wednesday evening.

Piotr Pawel Caban, 43, died in hospital on Thursday, February 2, after being found with severe head injuries in Tewin Road at the junction of Mundells, at around 7.50pm the previous evening.

Police believe Mr Caban was involved in a collision with a vehicle that failed to stop at the scene.

Mr Caban, who lived and worked in Welwyn Garden City, was initially taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge by ambulance in a critical condition.

He died before his daughter Ewa, 22, who had flown over from Poland with another family member, could reach his bedside.

His wife Sylwia is due to give birth imminently, and is therefore unable to fly, so has had to remain at home.

Sergeant Douglas Fishwick, who is investigating, said: “Sadly, a man has lost his life as a result of this incident and we are doing everything we can to establish what happened.

“At this stage we believe a vehicle was involved in a collision with Mr Caban.

“Someone knows what went on at that location. We and his family need to understand the circumstances of what happened as soon as possible, so please call us.”

Sergeant Douglas Fishwick

“We urgently need to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed anything.

“Did you see a vehicle leave the area with damage? Did you see anything unusual in the local area prior to or after the collision?

“Has anyone you know been behaving out of character with no explanation for damage to their vehicle?

“If so, please come forward and speak to us as you may have crucial information that could help our investigation.”

Sgt Fishwick added: “I would also appeal to anyone else who may have been directly involved in this incident.

“Someone knows what went on at that location.

“We and his family need to understand the circumstances of what happened as soon as possible, so please call us.”

• Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via 101, quoting reference ISR 678 of February 1.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or through its anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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