A cyclist was rushed to hospital with a head injury this afternoon after a collision with a car on the Old Kent Road.
A local business owner described the cyclist as a black man, and said he saw him being taken off on a stretcher. He added that he saw blood spattered on the busy road after the collision, which took place at about 1pm today (Thursday May 19) at the junction with Madron Street.
Officers said they did not think the man’s life was in danger. The London Ambulance Service said he was taken to a major trauma centre as a priority, to be treated for a head injury.
The Old Kent Road was closed off for about two hours, eyewitnesses said, while police dealt with the aftermath of the crash.
A spokesperson for the Met said: “Police were called at approximately 13:10hrs on Thursday, 19 May to reports of a car in collision with a cyclist on Madron Street, junction with Old Kent Road, SE17.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.
“The male cyclist – no further details – was taken to hospital for treatment; his condition is not thought to be life threatening.
“Road closures were put in place while the scene was dealt with. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.”