Pedestrians have been taken to hospital after being run over by an unmarked police car on the streets of west London
- Video footage shows a pedestrian on the road near Westfield Shopping Center
- An unmarked police car with flashing lights appears stopped on the spot
- The Met has said the man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries
A Metropolitan Police car crashed into a pedestrian near Westfield in London this afternoon.
The man who was hit has been taken to hospital and Met officers said his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.
Video from the scene shows a man lying on the road near Westfield Shopping Center in Shepherd’s Bush just before 2pm this afternoon.
Two women appear to be comforting the man who was seen lying on his side.
An unmarked police car was filmed on the spot with its blue flashing light.
A male pedestrian was rushed to a London hospital after being hit by a Metropolitan Police car outside Westfield Shopping Center in Shepherd’s Bush (pictured) this afternoon
The force’s traffic officers have launched an investigation, and it is currently unknown whether the police car was turned on by lights and sirens and responded to a call when the accident happened.
The road was blocked in both directions after the accident, and two ambulances and the air ambulance were pictured on the spot this afternoon.
A spokesman for the force told MailOnline: ‘Officers from the Road and Transport Police Command are investigating a police collision.
The incident happened at 13:36 Tuesday, November 9 at Wood Lane, W12.
The image: An unmarked police car was pictured on the spot immediately after the accident, but it is unknown if it responded to an incident with flashing lights and sirens at the time
The man, who was comforted by other pedestrians immediately after the accident, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and an investigation was launched.
‘A police car collided with a pedestrian.
‘The male pedestrian was taken to a hospital in central London. His condition has been assessed as not life-threatening.
The ‘Met’ Directorate for Professional Standards has been taken for granted.