Man, 66, dies after being hit by £250k Rolls Royce in Hyde Park

David Harding
Wellington Arch, Constitution Hill, Westminster, London, c2015. Aerial view showing the quadriga.  The triumphal arch was commissioned by King George IV to commemorate Britain's victories in the Napoleonic Wars. It was designed by Decimus Burton and was completed in 1830. Artist Damian Grady. (Photo by English Heritage/Getty Images)
The tragedy happened in central London (Photo by English Heritage/Getty Images)

Police are investigating after a 66-year-old pedestrian was hit by a £240,000 Rolls Royce in central London.

Officers were called to the crash scene at Hyde Park Corner at 3am this morning following the collision.

The male victim was declared dead at the scene at 3:15am.

The purple Rolls Royce Wraith is still stopped at the scene as officers continue their investigations.

The car is thought to be have been registered in Qatar.

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The crash comes amid complaints from Knightsbridge residents about supercars speeding in the area.

Many of the cars are registered to Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Qatar, with their wealthy drivers bringing them to the capital to use in the summer months.

Police have set up a blue tent at the scene of the crash by police, which was still visible this morning.

Daily life around Mayfair on February 03, 2016 in London, England. Around the famous Wellington Arch, The Queen's Life Guards travel across the heart of Hyde Park Corner; Burlington Arcade one of the famous shopping areas, Saville Row where suits are sold and Floris where famous perfumes are made.
The famous Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner (Getty)

Met Police said the dead man’s family have yet to be told.

The driver of the purple Rolls Royce stopped after the collision, according to police, and there have not been any arrests.

Detective Constable Chris May, of the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, 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.”

Road closures at Hyde Park were put in place following the accident, causing rush-hour tailbacks.

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