Man dies after being hit by police car in Haringey on 999 call

Seven Sisters Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened on Seven Sisters Road on Sunday evening

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a police car on an emergency call in London.

Officers gave first aid at the scene in Haringey but the man in his 40s was pronounced dead.

The crash occurred at 18:45 GMT on Sunday on Seven Sisters Road close to the junction with Elizabeth Road.

The Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Police Complaints Commission have been informed, the Met Police said.

'Tried to resuscitate'

One local shopkeeper, Mehmet, said: "I was with two or three customers, and I heard a big noise outside."

"We saw that a police car had hit a person. We saw the police car stop, and two officers got out and tried to resuscitate him."

He said a number of people had been struck by vehicles nearby in the past.

"I think the council should put a zebra crossing in. People are often crossing and the road is very busy, and it's very dangerous for them."

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