Man arrested after a 16-year-old killed as car crashes into teenagers in Croydon

The red Audi was being driven at speed when it hit a group of teenagers Pic: Marwa Amer

A 16-year-old girl was killed and six other teenagers were injured in a fatal collision in Croydon in the early hours of Sunday.

A man, in his 30s, attended a South Croydon police station hours after the car crash and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The collision took place in Pixton Way Street when a red Audie A3 allegedly was being driven at speed and lost control at a corner to hit a group of teenagers.

The driver was seen fleeing the scene on foot after the crash.

Police said there was nothing to suggest the car was deliberately driven into the group.

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene and the  injured teenagers were taken to South London hospitals with non-life threating injuries.


The fatal collision took place in Pixton Way, Croydon Pic: Marwa Amer

The Audi also collided with a couple of parked cars.

Tim Steffen, 58, a pest control supervisor who was at the scene after his daughter’s car was written off in the accident.

“My daughter was parking her car on the street where the accident happened, the Audi car has come round the bend, lost control to hit the girl that died and then ploughed into my daughter’s car which then hit a van behind her, so her car was written off and the guy got out the car and ran away,” he said.


The crash happened on this bend Pic: Marwa Amer

Michael Soulsby, 69, retired teacher, who lives near to the scene told ELL that the group of teenagers were in a party at a place near to his house called the Forestdale Forum.

“A group of teenagers was shouting and laughing loudly. They were passing by our house and making noise that woke me and my wife up. My wife called the police due to the racket. Ten minutes later, all of a sudden we saw them running back here screaming and shouting and they seemed so frightened, this when the accident happened,” he said.

Detectives from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit are investigating.  They have appealed for information and fir witnesses to come forward.

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