A pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by a run-away driver in a police chase in Abbey Wood.

The driver, a 32-year-old man, has been arrested for failing to stop for police, dangerous driving and causing serious injury whilst driving.

At around 4:53pm on Tuesday, November 26, an unmarked police car started a pursuit of another car in the SE28 area.

The vehicle, a grey Hyundai Tuscan, failed to stop for police and instead tried to flee.

The driver mounted the kerb at Harrow Manor Way at the junction with Godstow Road where the car crashed into a 47-year-old male pedestrian.

The man was rushed by London Ambulance Service to hospital where his condition is currently being assessed as critical.

Witnesses described seeing a car crash into a lamp post followed by emergency staff providing urgent medical attention to someone pulled from the crash.

The driver has been taken into custody at a south London police station where he currently remains.

Following routine protocol, the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed, and the Independent Office for Police Conduct has launched an independent investigation into the pursuit.

The MPS' Serious Collision Investigation Unit is conducting a parallel investigation.