Pedestrian in 'critical condition' after being hit by police van

A pedestrian is in an critical condition after he was hit by a police van on an emergency call.

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Police van's collision with pedestrian referred to IPCC

The scene in Shepherds's Bush, west London after a pedestrian was hit by a police van. Credit: PA Wire

A collision between a police van and a pedestrian in Shepherd's Bush today has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission for consideration.

A man, believed to be in his fifties, is said to be in a critical condition in hospital after the incident.

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Police van was on way to assist other officers

Scotland Yard said it was not clear if a police van which hit a pedestrian in west London this morning had its sirens and blue lights on.

The van was on its way to help two officers who had requested assistance when the collision occurred.

A force statement said:

Police were called to Shepherd's Bush Green junction with Rockley Road at 11.16am on Thursday April 10 to reports of a road traffic collision between a police van and a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, the male pedestrian was taken by London Ambulance Service to a central London hospital in a critical condition.

No other persons were injured.

Pedestrian in 'critical condition' after police van collision

The collision occurred in Shepherd's Bush, west London. Credit: Google Maps

A pedestrian is in a critical condition after he was hit by a police van on an emergency call.

The man, who is believed to be in his fifties, was hit at around 11.15am in Shepherd's Bush, west London.

The victim was taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition.

No arrests have been made and local roads were closed while the accident was investigated.

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