A young woman has died after she was hit by a marked police car responding to a 999 emergency call.
The fatal collision happened on Stockwell Road in Lambeth, south-west London, at about 11.20pm on Wednesday.
The pedestrian, a 25-year-old woman, was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.
Road closures are 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.
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A spokesperson for the Met Police said in a statement: “Officers were called at approximately 11.20pm on Wednesday 9 June 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.”