Kensington High Street remains closed as horror crash leaves one dead and two more rushed to hospital

A male pedestrian has been killed after a horror crash in West London last night
Kensington High street remains closed as horror crash leaves one dead and two more rushed to hospitalKensington High street remains closed as horror crash leaves one dead and two more rushed to hospital
Kensington High street remains closed as horror crash leaves one dead and two more rushed to hospital

A pedestrian has been killed and two hospitalised following a horror crash in central London last night. The man was struck by the vehicle on Kensington High Street at around 8.22pm.

Police attended Kensington High Street with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS) to treat three individuals. Unfortunately, the male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene while the other two individuals were rushed to hospital - their conditions are not yet known.

Kensington High Street remains closed from both directions with investigation work taking place between Kensington Church Street and the B325 Palace Gate. Public transport has been affected by the fatal collision with the 9, 23, 49, 52, 70 and 452 bus routes currently all on diversion.

A spokesperson for LAS said: “We were called at 8.23pm today (23 February) to reports of a road traffic collision on Kensington High Street, W8. We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, medics in two fast response cars, an incident response officer and a clinical team manager.

"We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car. Sadly a person died at the scene. We treated another two people before taking them to hospital.”

An eye witness described the moment on Twitter, saying they were on their way to a Whole Foods on Kensington High Street when the crash happened. The witness wrote: “All of a sudden a big noise. A pedestrian has been hit by a car and died. Shocking. Shocking.”

Police have confirmed the driver involved in the incident stopped at the scene. Anyone who witnessed the accident, or captured it with camera footage, should contact police on 101, providing the reference 6564/23Feb.