Tributes to proud father and grandfather who died after Collier Row crash

TRIBUTES have been paid to the man who died after a road crash in Collier Row this week.

Pedestrian Peter Scott, 60, tragically died following a collision with a car minutes after leaving his friend in the nearby Colley Row Inn, in Collier Row Road, to meet another friend in the Bell and Gate pub, in Collier Row Lane.

The accident happened in Collier Row Lane near the junction with Playfield Avenue at 5.30pm on Monday.

The father-of-three and grandfather-of-four, who lived in Collier Row Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “The car - believed to be a BMW - did not stop at the scene. At approximately 8.20pm that evening, the driver of the vehicle, a man, attended an east London police station and was arrested in connection with this incident.”

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Mr Scott’s friend Dale Street, 50, was the last person to speak to him over a drink in the pub about ten minutes beforehand.

Mr Street said: “We were talking about football. He was a mad Man United supporter. They played a few days before. We were talking and laughing about that.”

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The pair had known each other for about 15 years and met through work – Mr Street was a ground worker and Mr Scott a window fitter.

Dale said: “He always had a smile, Peter. He was such a nice man it’s unbelievable.” He added: “He battled through illness and got through that and then this happens.”

Mr Scott lived alone but was a true family man, said Mr Street.

“He had three beautiful daughters and four lovely grandchildren. They thought the world of him.

“His youngest daughter had been trying for a baby and just found out she was pregnant.”

Bunches of flowers have been left at the scene of the crash by family and friends, including the managers Chris and Dale from the Bell and Gate pub who included a card with a message which read: “Such a tragic loss. Rest in peace Peter.”

The London Ambulance Service sent two single responders, two ambulance crews, and an air ambulance doctor in a car to help at the scene but Mr Scott could not be saved.

Officers from the Road Death Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath are investigating.

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