Police Motorbike Crash

2 October 2013, 11:34 | Updated: 3 October 2013, 11:57

A 53 year old man's been left critically ill after being hit by a police motorbike in a crash in Chelsea.

The pedestrian was struck in Sloane Avenue, at the junction with Makins Street, at 5.30am on Tuesday 1 October 2013.

The man, who lives in the local area, was treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service. He was taken to a central London hospital where his condition was said to be critical.

The police officer also went to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and discharged.

The incident has been referred to both the Directorate of Professional Standards within the Metropolitan Police Service and the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

DS Jeff Edwards, who is leading the investigation, said: "I would urge anyone who may have seen any of the parties in the moments leading up to the collision, or the collision itself, to contact Police."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit at Hampton Traffic Garage's witness appeal line on 020 8941 9011, or anonymously via 'Crimestoppers' on 0800 555 111.