The collision forced the closure of Hamilton Road near Watmar Avenue for several hours

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in east London on Monday evening.

Investigators said the collision occurred on Hamilton Road near Watmar Avenue at around 6:30 p.m. The male victim was taken to hospital by paramedics but succumbed to his injuries, police said.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

The driver of the vehicle that struck him remained at the scene, police said. There’s no word yet on possible charges.

The Major Traffic Unit is investigating. A stretch of Hamilton Road near the crash scene was closed for several hours following the crash but was reopened late in the night.

Charges laid in previous pedestrian death

Meanwhile, police have laid charges in relation to another fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on January 7.

56-year-old Kevin Mourant of London was struck by a vehicle in the area of Oxford and Colborne Streets at around 8:30 p.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said the driver remained at the crash site.

A 21-year-old London man has been charged with careless driving causing death and driving a motor vehicle without a license.