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A woman has tragically died after being hit by a police car responding to a 999 call.
The 25-year-old victim was pronounced dead on Stockwell Road in Lambeth, south west London, after the collision around 11.20pm on Wednesday, June 9.
Road closures are now in place in a number of surrounding streets, including Brixton Road, Stockwell Road and Landor Road.
The woman's next of kin have also been informed.
The Metropolitan Police said the incident had been referred to the Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which is now carrying out an independent investigation.
The force confirmed in a statement: "Officers were called at approximately 11.20pm on Wednesday 9 June to Stockwell Road, SW9 to a collision involving a marked police vehicle on an emergency call and a female pedestrian.
"A 25-year-old woman was treated by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service, and London’s Air Ambulance.
"Despite the efforts of emergency services, the woman sadly died at the scene."
Last month, a heartbroken family paid tribute to an "adored" dad who died when his car crashed into a school bus in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Chris John died after the collision on the A478 near the village of Llandissilio on the morning of Monday, May 17.
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Seventeen children sustained injuries as a result of the crash and received medical treatment, but none were seriously injured, Wales Online reported.
His family said: “Our whole family has been left devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Chris, a beloved father, husband, son and brother.
"Chris adored and was adored by everyone whose lives he touched, especially his two young daughters."
- MET Police
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