A 25-year-old woman has died after being hit by a marked police car responding to a 999 call.
The fatal collision happened on Stockwell Road in Lambeth, southwest London, at around 11.20pm on Wednesday night.
Paramedics and an air ambulance were scrambled to the scene but, despite their best efforts, the woman died there a short while later.
Road closures remain in place in a number of surrounding streets, including Brixton Road, Stockwell Road and Landor Road.
The Metropolitan Police said the incident had been referred to the Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which is now carrying out an independent investigation.
The force said in a statement: ‘Officers were called at approximately 11.20pm on Wednesday, June 9 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.’
It added: ‘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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