Woman dies after fatal pedicab crash in Southwark

A woman in her 20s who was believed to have been a passenger in a pedicab has died after a crash in Southwark.

Police were called at 4.10am on Sunday, July 10, to reports of a car colliding with a pedicab on New Kent Road.

A woman who was believed to have been the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her family have been informed.

The pedicab driver, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm.

The car driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol – he has been taken into police custody.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call police on 1010 quoting the reference 1420 / 10jul.

A Metropolitan Police officer said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision in Southwark.

“Police were called at 04:10 a.m. on Sunday, July 10, to report a car in collision with a pedicab in New Kent Road SE1.

Officers attended the location along with London Ambulance Service.

“Despite the efforts of emergency services, a woman aged in her 20s – believed to have been a passenger in the pedicab – was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family have been informed.

“The pedicab driver – a man, aged in his 30s – was taken to hospital suffering a suspected broken arm.

“The car driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. He has been taken into police custody.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision and is yet to speak with police is asked to call 101, ref 1420 / 10jul.”

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