Pedestrian hit by ‘stolen’ moped and rushed to hospital in South London

A pedestrian was hit by a moped driver, who was arrested for stealing the vehicle, in South London on Friday evening (June 16). Police were called at 6pm to reports of a collision involving a moped and a pedestrian in Malden Road. Police officers and paramedics attended and the pedestrian was rushed to hospital, where her condition was found to be not life-threatening.

The male moped driver stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking. He was taken into custody at a South London police station. Enquiries continue.

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A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 6.00pm on Friday, 17 June to reports of a collision involving a moped and a pedestrian in Malden Road, New Malden. Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. The pedestrian was taken to hospital where her condition was assessed as not life-threatening.

“The moped rider [a male, no further details] stopped at the scene. He was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and taken into custody at a south London police station. Enquiries are ongoing.”

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