Police renew appeal for information after pedestrian dies

PUBLISHED: 08:21 09 November 2015 | UPDATED: 08:21 09 November 2015



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A man in his fifties has died after he was struck by a car that failed to stop on October 24

A man who was struck by a car that failed to stop last month has died.

56-year-old Rimantas Karvelis was spending a month in the UK on holiday visiting his two sons, when a car collided with him on London Road, Gravesend.

A black Vauxhall Astra hit Mr Karvelis and was later found dumped in Grange Road.

The incident took place at 6.41pm on Saturday October 24.

His son, Audrius Karvelis, said: “I can’t believe he’s gone, my magnificent Dad, who came here to visit my brother and encourage him to fight Guillian Barre Syndrome at Darenth Valley Hospital.

“Our life has changed irrevocably, we are shocked and deeply saddened. We know there are many difficult days ahead without him. He was an amazing person, a real example to others.

“We still can’t understand how this happened, why the driver did not stop. It is such a big loss for our family and community.”

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the witness appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference 24-1146.

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