A woman aged in her mid-70s has been seriously injured in a crash with a fire engine in Thornton Heath.
Police were called at 11.30am yesterday (September 26) to reports of a crash on London Road at the junction with Brigstock Road.
The incident involved a London Fire Brigade vehicle that was travelling on an emergency call and a pedestrian.
Emergency services attended and the pedestrian, a woman in her mid-70s, was taken to a south London hospital.
It is believed that her injuries are life changing; her family has been informed.
There has been no arrests at this stage.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in a collision with a London Fire Brigade vehicle in Croydon.
“Police were called at 11:38hrs on Tuesday, 26 September to reports of a collision on London Road, at the junction with Brigstock Road, involving an LFB vehicle that was travelling on an emergency call and a pedestrian.
“Officers responded along with the London Ambulance Service.
“The pedestrian, a woman in her mid-70s, was taken to a south London hospital, where her injuries are believed to be life changing. Her family has been informed.
“Detectives from the Met's Serious Collision Investigation Unit are carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances.
“No arrests have been made.
“Any witnesses, or drivers who were in the area and have dash cam footage, are asked to call the witness appeal line on 020 8285 1574.
“Alternatively, call 101 or post @MetCC via our X channel, quoting reference CAD 2988/26Sep.”