Crime & the Law

Kingston crash between car and bus- woman pedestrian dies, five children taken to hospital, one arrest.

Penrhyn Road, Kingston. Scene of Tuesday night fatal collision. Image: Google Maps

Penrhyn Road, Kingston. Scene of Tuesday night fatal collision. Image: Google Maps

The Met Police Roads and Transport Policing Command is investigating a fatal crash involving a bus, a car and pedestrian in Kingston.

A 21 year old woman pedestrian who was crossing Penrhyn Road, A240, has died in the incident.

The car driver’s been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The collision took place close to the Kingston University campus at around 9 pm last night.

The police, London Ambulance Service, and London Fire Brigade all attended the scene.

The London Ambulance Service declared it ‘a serious incident’ because of the number of multiple casualties involved and 6 ambulances attended.

The Met Police say the woman pedestrian received critical injuries as a result of a collision with the car and she died at the scene.

London Ambulance said they were very sad that the best efforts of paramedics and police were unable to save her.

Police have informed next-of-kin and ‘and formal identification awaits.’

Six people in the car, one man and five children, were taken to the nearby St George’s Trust in Kingston.

The London Ambulance Service said St George’s was operating as a major trauma centre to treat all the casualties from the incident.

The people from the car, a white BMW M3, were treated for their injuries, but are not believed to be serious and life threatening.

The police say the children in the car were a 16-year-old male, a 12-year-old male, an eight-year-old female and two four-year-old males.

The driver of the bus was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A 39 year old male passenger from the bus was also treated in hospital for injuries and was expected to be discharged shortly.

The Met Police say a 34-year-old man – the driver of the car – ‘has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving’ and  ‘Enquiries are ongoing.’

Detective Sergeant John Hartfree from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Merton said:

Penrhyn Road would have been busy at the time of the collision and I am appealing for anyone who saw this tragic event unfold to contact police.

I am particularly keen to speak to the occupants of a dark coloured car which was seen following the white BMW M3 car immediately prior to the collision.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the witness line on 020 8543 5157 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Local road closures were in effect last night, though transport services report that routes are now accessible.

The London Evening Standard identified the pedestrian who died as a student of Kingston University who was about to complete her degree and celebrate her 22nd birthday.

The South West Serous Collision Unit (SCIU) is investigating what happened and have made an appeal for witnesses.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the witness line on 0208-543-5157 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

Update 2/4/2015

The Met Police announced that the woman who died in the fatal collision with the car in Kingston has been named as 21 year old Hina Shamim, a student at Kingston University, who was residing in Kingston.

Condolences were expressed by Kingston University’s Islamic Society’s Facebook page:

It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of sister Hina Shamim, a third year student at Kingston University. Our dear sister passed away in a tragic accident which occurred outside Kingston University on Tuesday evening.

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