Angry residents claim police "regularly drive dangerously" on the road where a young woman died after being hit by a marked police vehicle answering a 999 call.

The 25-year-old, who has not been named, was fatally injured in the crash on Stockwell Road, Brixton, late Wednesday night (June 9).

Paramedics and an air ambulance were scrambled to the scene, but were unable to save the woman who was pronounced dead.

An independent investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Furious residents said police drivers should remember they are "not in Formula 1" while another described the busy road as a "death trap".

Speaking near the scene of the crash today, Mark, 44, who works in construction in Lambeth, said: "Police fly up here.

"They always bomb down the road down here.

"I get if there's an emergency and you need to get there quickly, but I think there needs to be something put in place that protects pedestrians and cyclists down Stockwell Road.

"Maybe there needs to be more traffic stops even, because you have to wonder why it keeps on happening around here. "

A woman, who asked to not be named, claimed she had seen police regularly drive dangerously along Stockwell Road.

She said: "I've seen police drive around here very erratically.

"Some of the things I've seen them do I wonder whether more accidents happen and you just don't hear about it.

"I suppose if you like the idea of driving fast and doing these big manoeuvres, you would want to drive a 999 vehicle. It's not Formula 1. People's lives are at stake."

An 84-year-old woman, who declined to give her name, said: "The number of cars that speed down this road - it's a death trap.

"If they were speeding down the road without sirens on then they definitely have to admit they're at fault. That poor girl's family. That poor poor girl."

The incident has been referred to the Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which is carrying out an independent investigation.