Young woman dead after bus and car collide in London

Car containing five children also involved in crash

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A young woman has died and five children have been injured after a bus and a car collided in south west London.

The woman, who was a pedestrian in her twenties, was critically injured and died at the scene, police said.

A BMW car containing six people, including five children, crashed into a bus around 9pm on Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A spokesman for the Met the Evening Standard: "Police were called to Penrhyn Road, Kingston, at approximately 21:00hrs on Tuesday, 31 March, to reports of a collision between a bus and car.

"London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were called to the scene.

"A female pedestrian - believed to be aged in her early twenties - suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are in the process of informing next-of-kin.

"Six people in the car, one man and five children, were taken to a West London hospital where they were treated for their injuries which are not believed to be serious.

"The driver of the bus was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Another man from the bus was also treated in hospital for injuries and is expected to be discharged shortly.

"A 34-year-old man - the driver of the car - has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving."

Witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

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