A 22-year-old man has died after a collision with a car and then a bus outside East Dulwich Station on Sunday night.
Off duty nurses and paramedics fought to save the young man after eye witnesses said he dashed out into the road by the bridge in Grove Vale at around 8.20pm, but he was pronounced dead at the scene just before 9pm.
Rebecca McDonald, a PhD student living in Peckham, was travelling on the bus directly behind the one involved in the incident. All the passengers were asked to get off the bus and Rebecca had to walk past the tragic scene.
“I felt a bit sick when I saw it,” she said.
“Maybe it was the shock of it but I don’t recall hearing anyone talk. They were just standing on the side-walk trying to figure out what to do,” she added.
The drivers of the car and the 176 bus involved both remained at the scene and neither were arrested.
Bus operator, Arriva, confirmed they are assisting the police with their enquiries.
A spokesperson said in a statement: “Our deepest thoughts and sympathies are with the pedestrian’s family and friends.
“This is a very difficult time for the staff involved; we are currently supporting the driver. Early investigations would suggest the pedestrian was involved in a collision with a car and was subsequently knocked into the path of the bus.”
Arrest after hit and run
A 20-year-old woman has been arrested after a hit and run in East Dulwich left a moped rider seriously injured.
The police are appealing for witnesses of the incident, in East Dulwich Road, near the junction with Worlingham Road just after 6.30am on Sunday morning, to come forward.
A 41-year-old moped-rider was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to hospital with leg injuries. He is described as being in a serious but stable condition.
The driver of the car involved, a black Renault Clio, did not stop at the scene and the vehicle was later found abandoned in Lapse Wood Walk, SE23 with significant front end damage. The South East Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) is carrying out enquiries into the circumstances of the incident.
Detective Sergeant Matt Austin, from the SCIU, said:”Anyone with any information that could assist us are asked to call our witness line on 020 8285 1574.”
A 20-year-old woman was arrested at an address in Sydenham on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. She has since been bailed pending further enquiries to return in late June.