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.
Photos uploaded to Twitter show two black sports cars, seriously damaged, blocking the road.
This is the scene on Queenstown Road Battersea where two cars have, according to a witness, hit a scooter pic.twitter.com/QCHQNeFKkN— EJ Ward (@EJWrites1) April 22, 2017
One of the cars appears to be an Aston Martin.
A3216 Queenstown Road is closed in both directions btwn Lavender Hill and Battersea Park Rd, this is due to a serious collision.— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) April 22, 2017
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.”