Pedestrian, 66, is knocked down and killed by a £250,000 Qatari registered purple Rolls Royce near Hyde Park in the middle of London’s supercar season
- A 66-year-old pedestrian has died after he was hit by a car at Hyde Park Corner
- Met Police were called to the scene at 3am this morning after the fatal collision
- A Rolls Royce Wraith was left inside the cordon as officers carried out probe
- The victim has not been identified, and his family have not yet been informed
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A 66-year-old pedestrian has died after he was hit by a £250,000 Rolls Royce near Buckingham Palace at 3am this morning.
The man was knocked down by the Rolls Royce Wraith, which had a Qatar number plate as he crossed the road at Hyde Park Corner.
The driver involved in the collision stopped and there have been no arrests. The luxury motor was photographed inside the police cordon with a large crack in its windscreen.
Police were called to the scene at 3.15am this morning after the collision. The man was declared dead at the scene.
The death crash comes in the middle of London’s supercar ‘season’, when the owners of luxury cars from around the world show off their vehicles in the capital.
Police were called to the road at 3am this morning after the collision, and the man was declared dead at the scene. Pictured: A Rolls Royce at the scene
The Wraith has previously been pictured online by motoring enthusiasts driving around neighbourhoods including Belgravia, the Evening Standard reports.
There is no suggestion the car was speeding at the time of the crash this morning.
Photographs taken this morning showed a blue tent set up within the police tape.
A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: ‘Officers were called on Thursday, 22 August at 03:14hrs to a report of a collision between a car and pedestrian at Hyde Park Corner.
‘The emergency services attended and found the pedestrian, a 66-year-old man, seriously injured. He was declared dead at the scene.
‘Extensive enquiries are being made to inform next of kin. The driver of the car, a purple Rolls Royce, stopped after the collision.
‘There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.’
Road closures were put in place in the area after the incident.
The location of the crash involving the Rolls Royce at Hyde Park Corner in central London
The driver involved in the collision stopped and there have been no arrests. A Rolls Royce car was seen inside the cordon as officers carried out their investigation
Detective Constable Chris May of the SCIU, said: ‘This is very busy section of road and I am sure there would be a number of people who witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it.
‘I would ask those people to contact police and in particular anyone who was in the area and may have dash cam footage.’
The police spokesman added: ‘Your information could be vital in helping us understand the cause of this tragic incident.
‘Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the SCIU on 0208543 5157 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.
‘Quote CAD 860/22AUG.To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.’
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