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Man dies after being hit by car in Croydon

A 79-year-old man has died after he was hit by a car in south London.

Officers on routine patrol came across the aftermath of the incident at about 09:00 BST on Selsdon Park Road, in Croydon.

The man was taken to St George's Hospital, in Tooting, by paramedics, but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. Officers are waiting for the victim to be formally identified.

The driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Officers from the road death investigation unit are investigating the incident.

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