Woman, 25, dies after being hit by marked police car answering 999 call in south London
A woman has died after being struck by a marked police car answering a 999 call in south London.
The incident took place yesterday (Wednesday) on Stockwell Road, Lambeth.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: ‘Officers were called at approximately 11.20pm on Wednesday to Stockwell Road, SW9 to a collision involving a marked police vehicle on an emergency call and a female pedestrian.
‘A 25-year-old woman was treated by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service, and London’s Air Ambulance.
‘Despite the efforts of emergency services, the woman sadly died at the scene. Next of kin have been informed
‘Cordons remain at the location and traffic is being diverted. Road closures are in place in a number of surrounding streets, including Brixton Road, Stockwell Road and Landor Road.
‘The incident, as is usual in such situations, has been notified to the Directorate of Professional Standards.
‘It has also been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which is now carrying out an independent investigation.’
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