A male pedestrian has died after being hit by a lorry on a busy road in west London.

The crash happened in Western Avenue at around 4.15pm yesterday (April 11).

Officers, London Ambulance Service crews and an air ambulance were called to the scene.

An ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast response car, and an incident response officer also attended.

The male was injured but pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

Road closures were put in place as the incident was dealt with but it has since reopened.

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at about 16:15hrs on Thursday, 11 April to reports of a collision involving a lorry and pedestrian on the Western Avenue, W3.

"Officers and London's Air Ambulance attended. Despite the efforts of emergency services, the male pedestrian died at the scene.”

A spokesperson for London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4:13 yesterday afternoon (April 11) to reports of a road traffic collision between a pedestrian and a lorry on Western Avenue, W3.

“We sent resources to the scene including ambulance crews, a paramedic in a fast response car, and an incident response officer.

“We also dispatched a team from London’s Air Ambulance.

“Our first paramedics were on the scene in under three minutes.

“Very sadly, despite the best efforts of our crews, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.”