Woman Dies In Bus Stop Hit And Run

A woman has been killed and a man critically injured when they were hit by a car while standing at a bus stop in south London.

The incident happened just 10 minutes after the driver made off from an earlier collision when police arrived.

At 5.20am today a Volkswagen Passat car lost control and hit a tree in London Road, at the junction with Ederline Avenue, in Croydon.

Police believe an Audi A3 car stopped at the scene of the incident and the driver got out of his car. But when plain clothes officers - who had been on duty nearby - identified themselves, the Audi driver returned to his vehicle and drove off.

The officers stayed with the injured driver, who was taken to hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

At 5.30am the Audi hit two people waiting at a bus stop in Streatham High Road.

A woman, believed to be in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are awaiting formal identification. Next of kin have been informed.

A man was taken to hospital, where his condition is described as critical.

Scotland Yard said the driver of the Audi made off before the police arrived, leaving his car at the scene. No arrests have been made.

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna, the Labour MP for Streatham, wrote on Twitter: "Deepest condolences to the family of the lady tragically killed at a bus stop on Streatham High Road early this morning."

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