Woman driver held by police after pedestrian is killed on A11 Bow Road

A woman driver is being held by police this-morning following an accident in east London last night in which a pedestrian was killed.

Officers are looking into what happed on the main A11 Bow Road, near the Bow Bridge flyover, when a 28-year-old man died following the accident involving a blue Civic Honda car at 9.45pm.

An ambulance arrived at the accident spot at the junction with Campbell Road, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 26-year-old woman driver, who stopped at the scene, was arrested on suspicion of casing death by careless driving and was held in custody overnight at an east London police station, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are now looking into what happened.

The A11 was closed while forensic investigations were being carried out and did not reopen to traffic until 2am this-morning, as police inquiries continued.