A woman has been taken to hospital after being hit by a lorry during the morning rush hour in Chelsea today (March 2).
It happened on King’s Road just after 8am and has resulted in the closure of part of the road.
Police say the pedestrian was a woman in her 40s who has suffered suspected leg injuries.
Fire crews from Chelsea and Fulham assisted paramedics at the scene with the recovery.
Metropolitan Police say King's Road is closed south of Sloane Square because of the collision. They are advising motorists to stay away from the area and find alternative routes.
Bus routes running along the road are also subject to diversion.
The London Ambulance Service said the incident occurred at the junction with Walpole Street. He said: “We treated a woman for a serious leg injury.
“She was taken as a priority to a major trauma centre escorted by the doctor from London’s Air Ambulance.”
They do not believe the injury to be life threatening, and police say the lorry driver stopped at the scene.
Garry Berry was travelling in the area at the time. He said: “I was on the bus and then heard the sirens. The bus then slowly stopped. I got off and walked towards the scene to pass.
It seems the large lorry was caught up over piles of retailers rubbish bags on corner of street. Police cars had formed a barricade. I could see a stretcher, though i’m not sure if someone was on it or not.”
A Met spokesperson said the road remains closed while inquiries into the circumstances of the incident are investigated.