Knightsbridge crash: Woman, 83, dies after being hit by truck in front of horrified shoppers outside Harrods

An elderly woman was run over and killed by a lorry in front of horrified shoppers in Knightsbridge.

The pensioner, 83, was hit by the dropside truck less than 400 yards from Harrods in Brompton Road just before 6pm yesterday- writes

Medics battled to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and was treated for shock, police said.

A bartender at the nearby Bunch of Grapes pub described horrified tourists seeking refuge inside after witnessing the crash.

Rush-hour traffic between South Kensington and Knightsbridge ground to a halt as police threw up a large cordon across the thoroughfare.

A blue tent forensic tent could be seen in the road 20 feet behind the stricken white and blue truck.

The crash took place just yards from the Grade II-listed Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, next to the Victoria and Albert museum.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed. There have been no arrests.

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