Man, 27, dies after being hit by a car on busy London street – as police hunt driver who fled the scene
- A 27-year-old has died following a hit-and-run incident on Clapham High Street
- Police are hunting for the driver who failed to stop at the scene of the collision
A 27-year-old man has died after being hit by a car outside a bar on a south-west London high street in the early hours of this morning.
The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene after emergency services were called to Clapham High Street just after 2.40am on 9 July.
The Metropolitan Police are now hunting for the driver who fled the scene following the crash.
Police are also currently working to track down the 27-year-old victim’s next of kin, as their investigations continue.
Forensics officers from the Metropolitan Police were seen at the scene of the incident earlier today, according to the Daily Mirror.
A 27-year-old man died after being hit by a car on Clapham High Street in the early hours of this morning
The 27-year-old pedestrian was declared dead at the scene after the Metropolitan Police were called to the incident at 2.40am
The London police force closed roads and also erected a blue tent outside the Clapham High Street bar.
A police cordon was erected at the scene of the incident on the usually bustling south London street.
The Metropolitan Police are now appealing to the public for information about the hit-and-run incident.
‘Police were called at 02:41hrs on Sunday, 9 July, following reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car on Clapham High Street, SW9,’ a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said.
The driver failed to stop and instead fled the scene after crashing into the 27-year-old man
Police are now hunting the driver and seeking to track down the 27-year-old pedestrian’s next of kin
‘Officers attended alongside the London Fire Brigade and medics from the London Ambulance Service,’ the police spokesperson said.
Despite the effort of emergency services a 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
‘A number of road closures are in place as officers continue to investigate.
‘If you have any information about this incident call police on 101 and quote reference CAD 1040/09JUL.’
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