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Bellingham crash victim's life support switched off

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A 31-year-old man has died days after a Mercedes ploughed into him and four other pedestrians in south-east London.

The car crashed into them in Bromley Road, Bellingham, shortly before 08:30 GMT on 26 February.

One of the five, a 31-year-old Romanian who was in a critical condition, had his life-support machine turned off on Friday, police said.

The driver was arrested and bailed on suspicion of drink-driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He will not be re-arrested in light of the death and is due to answer bail in early May, the Met Police said.

Officers were awaiting confirmation that all of the Romanian man's next-of-kin had been informed of his death before releasing details of his identity, the force added.

None of the other victims is believed to be in a critical condition.

The other injured people include a 35-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man who were initially described as critically ill but have since stabilised, plus two other men aged 36 and 46.

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Image caption The crash happened just before 08:30 GMT on 26 February
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Image caption The car crashed near a car wash
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