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Police are searching for a driver who may not know that a man died after a car backed into him.

It is believed the 66-year-old pedestrian was standing behind a parked car in Northfield Avenue, Ealing, west London.

At some point, the white Toyota Prius began reversing and knocked the man to the ground, according to reports.

The car did not stop and continued to reverse after it had knocked him to the ground.

This could be an indication that the driver may have been unaware that the collision had occurred, the Metropolitan Police said.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service were called out after reports of the incident in Northfield Avenue, Ealing, west London, at 8.50pm on June 21.

Police are now trying to trace the driver and are appealing for any dashcam footage from witnesses who were in the area.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital, where he died on June 25, police confirmed.

His next of kin have been informed.

Detective Sergeant Rebecca Collens, from the Metropolitan Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are attempting to trace the driver of white Toyota Prius who could have vital information about the circumstances of the collision.

“I would also like to hear from anybody who was in the area at around the time of the collision to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Police are looking at CCTV footage as part of their inquiries.