A motorcyclist has died following a crash with a car in Chelsea .

The collision happened near the Old Town Hall in King’s Road at shortly after 9.30am today (Thursday January 26).

Police say they were called to reports of a collision between a motorbike and a car.

London Ambulance Service attended, but the motorcyclist was pronounced dead a short while later.

Images show fire crew also at the scene and standing with blue tarpaulin while paramedics fight in vain to safe the victim.

The accident has resulted in surrounding road closures , with police advising motorists to stay clear of the area.

People at the scene have also said traffic is not moving at from New Kings Road to Sloane Square.

We will bring you live updates following the incident here.

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Time to sign off

And with the reopening of the roads, it’s time to bring this live blog to a close.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the motorcyclist.

A full report is available here.

Roads have reopened

What we know so far

getwestlondon has put together a round up of the tragic events which occurred this morning in Chelsea. You can read it here.

Roads reopening

A Police spokesperson added:

King’s Road eastbound remains closed. King’s Road westbound is open but traffic is slow moving. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.”

Police make arrest

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

Man in his 30s has died

Police have revealed the motorcyclist who died earlier today in King’s Road, Chelsea, was a man in his 30s.

'Really bad accident'

This image was taken by Karolina Kaczor, who said: “Really bad accident on Kings Road, they are trying to save life of motorcyclist.” She goes on to say the road is blocked, with traffic not moving.

Firefighters shield paramedics as they fight to save the life of the motorcyclist in Chelsea 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)

Avoid the area

Police have already advised to avoid the area, and this TfL image shows why. It says King’s Road at the junction of Sydney Street has been closed at Dovehouse. Sydney Street has also been closed both directions between Fulham Road and King’s Road.

A TfL map showing the congestion in the area
A TfL map showing the congestion in the area

Emergency services in King's Road

Police, ambulance and fire crews fighting to save the life of the motorcyclist

Firefighters assisted ambulance and police

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson told getwestlondon that fire crews from Chelsea and Battersea were at the scene to assist police and paramedics. They were called at 9.49am and remained there until 10.40am.

Driver assisting police with enquiries

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. Road closures remain in place. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue .

Met Police statement

Police were called to King’s Road at the junction with Sydney Street, near Chelsea Town Hall, at 9.42am on Thursday, 26 January to reports of a road traffic collision. Officers attended and found a car in collision with a motorbike. London Ambulance Service is in attendance and treated the motorcyclist (no further details) at the scene. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short while later.”

And the local police tweeted recently

From Kensington and Chelsea Police

Collision with a car and motorbike

The accident happened near the junction with Sydney Street, near the town hall. Police were called at 9.42am to reports of a collision between a motorbike and a car

Police confirm death

A motorcyclist has died on King’s Road in Chelsea, following a collision with a car, police say.