Hammersmith hit-and-run: Police hunt after woman run down and killed by moped

A woman in Hammersmith was killed in a hit-and-run when she was mowed down by a moped as she crossed the street.

Ina Rodrigues, 58, was hit on Talgarth Road, at the junction with Gliddon Road, shortly after 6pm on January 16.

Ms Rodrigues died in hospital five days later and her family are being supported by specially trained officers, Scotland Yard said on Thursday.

The moped did not stop at the scene and police have launched an appeal to hunt down the driver and their pillion passenger.

CCTV captured the pair abandoning the moped later that evening and hiding it under a cover before fleeing the scene on foot.

No arrests have been made and police enquiries continue.

Ina Rodrigues was hit as she crossed the road on January 16 (Metropolitan Police)
Ina Rodrigues was hit as she crossed the road on January 16 (Metropolitan Police)

Detective Constable Matt Jackson, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “Our investigation has managed to track the moped to where it was abandoned but we now need the public’s help to try and identify the two people who were on it at the time of the collision.

“Ina’s family has been devastated as a result of this collision and we need to provide them with answers as to what happened to their loved one. If you can help, please get in contact immediately.”

Anyone with information have been asked to call the police 101 or the Serious Collision Investigation Unit witness line on 020 8543 5157 – quoting 6001718/24.