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Last Updated: Saturday, 12 November 2005, 23:01 GMT
Man dies in 999 police van crash
A man has died after being hit by a police van on a 999 call.

The van hit two male pedestrians in Tottenham, north London, on Saturday afternoon.

Ali Korkut Kanidagli, aged in his early 20s, from north London was pronounced dead at hospital. The other man's injuries are not thought to be serious.

A woman police officer was also injured. Police said the van's lights and sirens were on before the crash. An investigation is under way.

The accident happened at the junction of Monument Way and High Road at 1240 GMT.

Inquiry begins

The surviving pedestrian, who has not been named, was being kept in hospital overnight for observations.

A post-mortem examination to establish how Mr Kanidagli died is due to be carried out on Sunday morning.

A police spokesman added: "An inquest will open and adjourn in due course at Hornsey Coroner's Court."

The police officer was treated for whiplash and has now been discharged.

Scotland Yard said the crash is being investigated by the Directorate of Professional Standards. It has also been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.


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