“I was reading my book in bed when I heard lots of teenagers making loads of noise walking up the road,” the woman said. “I think they were walking up from The Forum. There was lots of noise and people wandering down the road.”They must have been walking in the middle of the road because the pavement is so high up the bank. I heard a car racing down the street and then horrified screams and a horrific bang.” A Metropolitan Police spokesman said initial enquires led them to believe the vehicle was travelling “at speed” before it lost control at a corner and collided with the group. “At this time there is nothing to suggest the car was driven deliberately at the group,” the spokesman added. “The driver of the car, a man, fled from the scene on foot following the collision.”One girl died at the scene while six other injured teenagers were taken to a number of London hospitals. None of their injuries are life-threatening. The driver may have suffered a head injury in the crash, the force added. London’s Air Ambulance, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service also attended the incident A teenager died and six others were injured after a sports car ploughed into a group in the early hours. The convertible is believed to have accidentally veered off the road at a corner and hit the seven teenagers on a residential street in Croydon, south London.Officers said the driver of the red Audi A3 fled on foot after the crash on Pixton Way at around 1.30am on Sunday.A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after attending a police station on Sunday afternoon. A woman who lives nearby, who asked not to be named, said she heard a group of teenagers walking up the road before a “horrific bang”. Reports suggested the group may have been at a birthday party at a nearby pub. The convertible is believed to have accidentally veered off the road at a corner and hit seven teenagers on a residential street in Croydon, south LondonCredit:Yui Mok/PA Wire Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.