Chancellor George Osborne's pet cat Freya was hit by a car last night.
A Downing Street spokeswoman has said the wandering feline, who went missing earlier this year, was not seriously injured in accident.
It is unclear where the incident happened or whose car was involved.
The news came as cat enthusiasts around the globe celebrated World Cat Day.
In May, the cat was chauffeur-driven back home after turning up frightened and lost in Vauxhall where she was found by homelessness outreach worker Kate Jones who identified her from the tag on her collar.
- The Chancellor announced plans for a new London air ambulance because of what he called "huge and heartfelt" public demand
- London Air Ambulance Service has been awarded £1 million to operate a second helicopter covering the capital
- A new aircraft will mean that an additional 400 patients in need to critical care will be reached
- Growth forecasts are "significantly up" in the largest improvement at any Budget or Autumn Statement for 14 years, with UK growing faster than any other major economy.
- The state pension will rise by £2.95 a week from next April. People now in their 40s will receive a state pension at 68. Those in their 30s will be 69.
- Financial resources will be provided to fund expansion of free school meals to all school children in reception, year one and year two.
- The fuel duty rise for next year has been cancelled.
- Plans to increase train fares by 1% above inflation has been cancelled.
George Osborne has moved to distance himself from Boris Johnson after the London Mayor suggested society is unequal because many people have low IQs.
Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show this morning, the Chancellor said he did not agree with everything Mr Johnson said and stressed the importance of education to spread opportunity.
Delivering the Margaret Thatcher lecture last week, the Tory mayor appeared to mock the 16% of "our species" with an IQ below 85 and urged more action to help the 2% with an IQ above 130.
Simon Harris reports from Holborn station:
Following the announcement that seven government departments have provisionally agreed to reduce their budgets by up to 10%, underground and business leaders are urging the Chancellor not cut funding for major tube projects.
They say schemes like the planned £250 million makeover of Holborn station are vital.
Holborn serves the 'midtown' business district but is closed several times during rush hour because it can't cope with its 100,000 passengers a day.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been seen wiping away tears during Margaret Thatcher's funeral.
The Bishop of London told an anecdote from Baroness Thatcher's time as prime minister and George Osborne was seen shedding a tear before wiping it away and laughing with David Cameron and the rest of the congregation.