Female pedestrian, in ‘early 20s’, dies after collision with car in Kingston

A woman in her early 20s was killed after being hit by a car in Kingston last night.

Police were called to Penrhyn Road at around 9pm to reports of a collision between a bus and car.

Crews from London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended the scene and found the victim suffering from critical injuries – she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are in the process of informing next-of-kin and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Six people in the car, one man and five children, were taken to a west London hospital where they were treated for their injuries which are not believed to be serious.

The bus driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries and another man from the bus was also treated in hospital for injuries and is expected to be discharged soon.

The driver of the car, a 34-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Enquiries are ongoing and road closures are also in effect.

Officers from the South West Serous Collision Unit (SCIU) are carrying out enquiries into the circumstances of the incident.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the witness line on 0208-543-5157 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

Picture courtesy of Ray Forster, with thanks

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