Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 23 September 2019

Qatar-registered Rolls-Royce luxury car hits and kills pensioner in London

The £250,000 vehicle crashed yards from Buckingham Palace

A pensioner was hit and killed by a Qatar-registered Rolls Royce supercar near London’s Buckingham Palace in the early hours of Thursday morning. The man, 66, was declared dead on the scene by emergency services and police
A pensioner was hit and killed by a Qatar-registered Rolls Royce supercar near London’s Buckingham Palace in the early hours of Thursday morning. The man, 66, was declared dead on the scene by emergency services and police

A pensioner was hit and killed by a Qatar-registered Rolls-Royce supercar near London’s Buckingham Palace in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The man, 66, was struck by a Rolls-Royce Wraith vehicle at 3.14am on Thursday while crossing the road at Hyde Park Corner, only minutes from the British royal residence.

He was declared dead at the scene. The driver stopped and there have been no arrests, but enquiries continue, especially in relation to informing next of kin.

The model cost from £258,000 (Dh 1.15 million) to buy new and the crash left a large crack on the windscreen.

There is no suggestion that the driver was speeding at the time of the crash.

Detective Constable Chris May said: “ This is very busy section of road and I am sure there would be a number of people who witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it. I would ask those people to contact police and in particular anyone who was in the area and may have dash cam footage. Your information could be vital in helping us understand the cause of this tragic incident.”

During the months of June, July and August, many residents from the Gulf come to London with their supercars to get away from the heat of the Middle Eastern summer.

Although the supercars attract car spotters, some residents complain about the engine noise levels.

Updated: August 23, 2019 01:59 PM

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