A delivery rider has been killed in a ‘hit-and-run’ in south-west London, with the suspects fleeing on foot.
The Metropolitan Police were called to Leigham Court Road, a lengthy street that connects Streatham Hill station with Streatham Common, on Thursday evening.
Emergency services, including police officers and paramedics, arrived at the scene amid reports of an injured person.
A motorcyclist, reported to be a delivery rider in his 40s, was pronounced dead after a car crashed into him.
In video footage posted to social media by a witness, an overturned navy car can be seen that has torn through a hedge and smashed a railing.
Debris can be seen scattered across the road, as worried onlookers and emergency services surround the scene.
‘Streatham hit-and-run,’ the Twitter user, Katya Klymenko, said, claiming: ‘Killers ran towards Tulse Hill.’
The road was cordoned off by officers, who informed the man’s next of kin.
A Met Police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at 20:15hrs on Thursday, 11 May to reports of a collision involving a car and a motorcycle in Leigham Court Road SW16.
‘Officers attended with LAS and London‘s Air Ambulance.
‘The motorcyclist, a male aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers believe they know his identity and have informed next of kin.
‘Police are working to trace a number of people who are believed to have fled the scene on foot.
‘At this early stage, there have been no arrests. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.’
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