A young woman has died following a collision in Fulham in the early hours of Tuesday (Aug 9) morning.
A 20-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash in Ashcombe Street, Fulham , at the junction of Wandsworth Bridge Road.
The driver, a man believed to be in his 20s, was taken to a west London hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Police said they were called at around 3.04am to Groom Crescent near Wandsworth Prison to reports of a drone being flown near the prison guards.
Officers arrived at the scene and a car was seen leaving the area.
Police pursued the vehicle and minutes later at 3.10am the car was involved in a collision in Ashcombe Street.
The Metropolitan Police has said at this stage they do not believe any other vehicle was involved in the crash.
Emergency services including the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade attended the scene of the accident.
Road closures are still in place this afternoon with Wandsworth Bridge Road closed in both directions between King's Road junction and Townmead Road, while investigation work is carried out.
A number of buses have also been placed on diversion including routes 28, 295, N28 and N295.
Hours later, firefighters were also called to a fish and chip shop fire in nearby Hammersmith, and police have urged motorists to avoid the area.
Due to the nature of the incident the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is carrying out an independent investigation following the fatality in Fulham.
Police are now in the process of informing next-of-kin and formal identification is due to take place.
A post-mortem examination will also be scheduled in due course.
There are no other reported injuries.
At this time no arrests have been made.
The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards and the IPCC were informed.