Four hospitalised after car crashes into a pedestrian on Regent Street

Picture: Marius Adrian Vlasin

Picture: Marius Adrian Vlasin

Monday, August 27, 2018

A man has been arrested after crashing his car into a pedestrian at a bus stop following a police chase in London on Monday morning.

The incident occurred on Regent Street, which has seen four people hospitalised including the pedestrian. 

Police were already in pursuit of the vehicle when it crashed, injuring those inside the car.

The man driving the car, who has not yet been named, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Eyewitnesses tweeted in the early hours of the morning showing emergency services attending to the crash. 

In a statement the Metropolitan Police said: “At approximately 04:30 hours on Monday, 27 August a car was in collision with a member of the public in Regent Street, W1.

"The car was being pursued by police at the time of the collision.

"The member of the public and three people from the car have been injured - no further details at this time. All have been taken to hospital for treatment - we await updates on their condition.

"A male [no further details] has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Road closures are in place in Piccadilly Circus and Vigo Street whil the police deal with the incident.

 

 

Police are currently dealing with an incident on Regent Street. Road closures are in place at Piccadilly Circus and Vigo Street both directions. Please avoid the area. Thank you.

— MPS Westminster (@MPSWestminster) August 27, 2018