An unidentified woman in London died after being run over by a lorry and then hit by three other vehicles on Monday (11 December). Paramedics were called to the scene, but the victim died on the spot.
The fact that none of the four vehicles that hit the woman, believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s, stopped to help has enraged many Londoners. Some took to social media platforms to express their "disgust" at the insensitive behaviour of the drivers.
According to the police, the woman was using a pedestrian crossing in Tulse Hill at 6.45am local time on Monday when a lorry drove into her. Soon after, another lorry and two cars also hit her. In all four cases, the drivers drove away.
"Officers have established that the woman was struck by an HGV as she crossed the road at a pedestrian crossing. The driver failed to stop at the scene," a police spokesperson said. "Officers believe that the woman was subsequently struck by a second lorry and two cars; none of these drivers stopped."
A formal identification is yet to take place and inquiries to trace her next of kin are ongoing, police said. A post-mortem examination will be held soon, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.
Meanwhile, police is also seeking help from the people in the city who may provide information on the accident.
"I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision and the moments afterwards to contact us," Acting DS Alastair Middleton from the Metropolitan police's roads and transport policing command, said. "I would also urge the drivers of all four vehicles to come forward and speak with my team."
Many people shocked by the insensitivity of the four drivers in stopping to help the injured woman called the incident "disgusting" and "unbelievable".
"4 different drivers didn't even stop after they hit this poor woman. I have no words for the lack of value people place on human life," one woman wrote on Twitter.
"I had to read this twice .....4 vehicles??? To be hit by one vehicle is bad enough! Poor woman they should be done for manslaughter. Hopefully cctv will help in capturing these thoughts with her family and sorrow for her life cut so cruelly short," another person wrote.