Woman rushed to hospital after car crash

A woman was taken to Accident & Emergency today after being hit by a van at a road junction in south London.

The woman, aged in her 20s, was hit by a vehicle as she crossed the road in Brixton in the early hours of this morning.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene in Brixton Road at the junction with Acre Lane shortly after 5.20am.

Pictures from the scene showed police and ambulance vehicles guarding a large police cordon.

The road remained closed for more than an hour following the crash as police investigated.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman: “Officers await an update on the woman’s condition.

“The driver stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with their enquiries.

“No arrests have been made. “