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91-year-old pedestrian dies after Waterloo Bridge taxi collision

A 91-year-old woman has died in hospital after she was hit by a taxi on Waterloo Bridge during the evening rush hour on Monday 3 October.

Police were called to the collision between a pedestrian and a black taxi on the southbound carriageway of Waterloo Bridge at about 5.30pm on Monday 3 October.

The female pedestrian was taken to hospital by ambulance. The woman died in hospital on Wednesday 5 October. She has been named as 91-year-old Renee Peett of Highbury.

"I would like to thank the people that stopped to assist Ms Peett, but as the collision occurred on a busy London road at peak times, I would be grateful for any further witnesses to come forward," says Detective Constable Andrew Johnson.

The taxi driver, a 53-year-old man, was arrested for careless driving. He has been released on bail until January 2012

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has other information is asked to call the road death investigation unit on 020 8941 9011.

A post-mortem examination took place at Greenwich Mortuary on Saturday 10 October which gave the cause of death as multiple injuries.

An inquest has opened and adjourned at Westminster Coroner's Court.

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