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Live updates as car ploughs into pedestrian in Tesco car park in Beckenham

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A pensioner has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in a Tesco car park in South London.

At just after 1.10pm today (Wednesday, September 8) police officers responded to reports of a car crashing into a pedestrian outside Elmers End Tesco in Beckenham.

A man, aged in his 80s, was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition, the Metropolitan Police said.

In a statement the force said: “Police were called at 1.12pm on Wednesday, September 8 to reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian in a car park off Croydon Road in Beckenham.

“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. The pedestrian, a man aged in his 80s, was taken to a South London hospital in a life-threatening condition. His next of kin has been informed.

“The driver of the car stopped at the scene. Enquiries are ongoing and road closures are in place.

“Any witnesses or anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 3579/08Sep.”

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