A 'road safety report' has been called for in Kingston following three crashes in the space of a week, one leaving a woman fighting for her life.

Kingston councillor Jon Tolley called for the report at a Kingston Neighbourhood Committee meeting on Wednesday, with particular focus on the town centre.

Last Friday, just before 1pm, a female pedestrian was hit by car in Kingston Hall Road.

London Ambulance Service took her to a major trauma centre as a “priority” and she has been in critical condition since.

A staff member from Cattaneo Commercial, just next to the roundabout at the junction of Kingston Hall Road and the High Street, said: “A colleague of mine was out there and said they saw somebody trapped under a car.”

On Monday, a motorbike and pedestrian collided in Eden Street at about 1pm. Both were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Simon Whitfield, who was at the scene, said: “Two people are on the ground and the whole of Kingston is gridlocked.” Eden Street was closed for one hour.

At about 11.30am on Wednesday, a man, believed to be 18 years old, was hit by a bus in Penrhyn Road. He was brought to hospital with a “serious” head injury, though his condition is not life threatening.

Penrhyn Road was closed for more than four hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.

The driver of the bus stopped at the scene and was detained by police, but there have been no arrests made.

Councillor Tolley tweeted on Wednesday: "At Kingston Neighbourhood Committee last night I asked for a report on road safety issues particularly in the town centre to be brought to the next meeting. Can't come soon enough."

Cllr Tolley, who admits he does not know the statistics relating to accidents in the area himself, said: “Anything like this is a worry.

“Some figures should help us find out whether this is a trend or a coincidence.

“If it is a trend we need to do something.

“We spend time pontificating about Brexit but these issues are what local councils are for.

“It could be down to more buses or more cars because of Christmas shopping but either way we need to know.

“It seems like something we shouldn’t take it lightly.”

Councillor Phil Doyle, cabinet member with responsibility for environment at Kingston Council, said: “We're saddened to learn of the accidents that have taken place in the past week.

“The council has a responsibility to take appropriate measures to reduce and prevent accidents, as well as promoting road safety for all.

“Following the accidents, police investigations are taking place. Once the results are made available, we will review and consider whether any action needs to be taken.”