Tragedy as woman, 58, dies after being hit by car while riding her mobility scooter on Christmas Eve
- The woman, 58, was on Bedfont Road, Hounslow, when she was hit by a car
- She died of her injuries just minutes before Christmas Day at 11.50pm
- Driver of the car stopped at the scene and has assisted the police in enquiries
A woman has died after she was hit by car while riding her mobility scooter in West London – just minutes before Christmas Day.
The woman, 58, was travelling along Bedfont Road at around 11.50pm on Christmas Eve when she was hit.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene where they found the woman injured.
Despite best efforts of paramedics, she died from her injuries.
The woman, 58, was struck by a car on Bedfont Road, Hounslow, (pictured) at around 11.50pm on Christmas Eve and tragically died from her injuries
Officers say her family has been informed and a specialist officer has been deployed to support them.
Police said the driver of the car immediately stopped at the scene of the collision and has assisted them in their enquiries. There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
A spokesperson for the Met said: ‘Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Hounslow.
‘Police were called to Bedfont Road at about 23:50hrs on Saturday, 24 December following reports of a collision involving a car and a mobility scooter.
‘The driver of the car immediately stopped at the scene of the collision and has assisted police in their enquiries. There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.’
Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are appealing for any witnesses or drivers in the area at the time to come forward. Officers would also like to hear from anyone who captured the collision on CCTV or dashcam.
Anybody with information is urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8543 5157 or via 101 quoting reference CAD 6753/24Dec.
The incident took place on the same Christmas weekend as a number of fatal car collisions.
A 22-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a police car in a Christmas Eve horror crash.
Rachael Louise Moore was struck at 8:10pm in the Kensington area of Liverpool and died from her injuries.
Merseyside Police have asked that anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on CCTV or dashcam should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on (0151) 777 5747, by email at [email protected] or via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, with reference 857 of Saturday 24 December.
Rachael Louise Moore (pictured) was struck at 8:10pm in the Kensington area of Liverpool and tragically died from her injuries
Another 22-year-old woman was tragically killed in the early hours of this morning.
A 29-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in custody.
Patrolling officers, in a marked vehicle, attempted to stop one of the cars involved prior to the fatal incident on Hendon Road in Edgware, north London, but the car drove off.
The officers decided not to pursue the car but shortly after it was involved in a collision with another vehicle before hitting a lamp post nearby on the Brent Cross Flyover, further down the same road.
Anyone with information that could assist police, including any road users with dash cam footage, is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD933/25Dec.
It comes as another woman was killed in a horrific collision with an unmarked police car on Friday.
Mother of three Heather Smedley, 53, was taken to hospital following the ‘short pursuit’ in Oldham, Greater Manchester, but died from her injuries.
Heather Smedley, 53, died after she collided with a police vehicle which was chasing a suspected stolen vehicle through the streets of Oldham
Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact Greater Manchester Police, quoting incident log 969 of 23/12/2022.
Information can be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk. If you can’t report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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