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King's Road crash: Man arrested after motorcyclist in his 30s dies in Chelsea following collision with car

The man was pronounced dead at the scene in King's Road on Thursday (January 26) morning

Firefighters shield paramedics as they fight to save the life of the motorcyclist in Chelsea on (Thursday January 26) morning(Image: Karolina Kaczor)

A motorcyclist has died following a crash with a car in Chelsea on Thursday (January 26) morning.

The man, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision in King’s Road despite the efforts of London Ambulance Service.

Police were called at 9.42am and arrived to find a car in a collision with a motorbike.

A 47-year-old driver, who stopped at the scene, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and is being questioned at a west London police station.

Firefighters from Chelsea and Battersea were also called to the scene, and were seen shielding paramedics with blue tarpaulin as they fought to save the life of the injured biker.

The incident happened at the junction with Sydney Street, near the town hall, and has resulted in nearby road closures and heavy traffic.

Motorists are being advised to say clear of the area by police and social media users.

Police say King’s Road eastbound remains closed, but westbound is open but traffic is slow moving.

Their enquiries continue.

A TfL map showing the congestion in the area

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