Battersea crash: Man injured in smash involving two sports cars after 'police chase' on busy south London high street

Fiona Simpson

A moped rider has been “seriously injured” in a crash involving two sports cars following a suspected police chase in south London.

Emergency services rushed to Queenstown Road, Battersea, just before 9am on Saturday to reports of a “serious crash”.

Scotland Yard said the moped rider had suffered a leg injury after colliding with a car.

It is believed the crash happened during a police pursuit, a spokesman for the Met Police said.

Dramatic images posted on social media showed the road taped off between Lavender Hill and Battersea Park Road.

This is the scene on Queenstown Road Battersea where two cars have crashed in a serious incident. Many police and ambulances @SINOinUK pic.twitter.com/TBsEoboYGE

— EJ Ward (@EJWrites1) April 22, 2017

Photos uploaded to Twitter show two black sports cars, seriously damaged, blocking the road.

One of the cars appears to be an Aston Martin.

Bystanders took to Twitter to discuss the incident.

Richard Davis said: “Lots of police and helicopters, they have shut Queenstown Road between Battersea and Lavender Hill. I hope no one is hurt #Battersea.”

Another user added: “Something’s gone down on Queenstown Road. Fire engines, police, road blocked off, helicopters.”

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