Woman killed and man left critically injured after being hit by car while waiting at bus stopWoman believed to be in her 30s killed in the collision with an Audi A3 in Streatham High RoadA man was also taken to hospital in a critical condition following the collision at about 5.30am todayPolice believe the driver stopped at an earlier incident but left when officers arrived on the scene
00:01 GMT, 23 December 2012
A woman was killed and a man critically injured when they were hit by a car while standing at a bus stop.
The incident in Streatham High Road, in Streatham, London, happened just ten minutes after the driver made off from an earlier collision when police arrived.
The first crash took place at 5.20am today when a Volkswagen Passat car lost control and hit a tree in London Road, at the junction with Ederline Avenue, in Croydon, police said.
The collision occurred in Streatham High Road at about 5.30am today when an Audi hit two people waiting at a bus stop
Officers believe an Audi A3 car stopped at the scene of the incident and the driver got out of his car.
But when plain clothes officers – who had been on duty nearby – identified themselves, the Audi driver returned to his vehicle and drove off.
The officers stayed with the injured driver, who was taken to hospital, where he remained in a serious but stable condition.
At 5.30am the Audi hit two people waiting at a bus stop in Streatham High Road.
A woman, believed to be in her 30s, was
pronounced dead at the scene. Police are awaiting formal identification.
Next of kin have been informed.
Sympathy: Streatham MP Chuka Umunna tweeted his condolences to the woman's family
A man was taken to hospital, where his condition is described as critical.
Scotland Yard said the driver of the Audi made off before the police arrived, leaving his car at the scene. No arrests have been made.
Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna, the Labour MP for Streatham, wrote on Twitter: 'Deepest condolences to the family of the lady tragically killed at a bus stop on Streatham High Road early this morning.'
A post-mortem examination will take place at Greenwich Mortuary at 10am tomorrow.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 020 8285 1574 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
The Metropolitan Police's Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.