A man has been rushed to hospital following a serious crash involving a car and motorcycle which has caused major disruption in Lewisham.

The crash took place on Loampit Vale, a major road connecting Lewisham and New Cross, shortly before 12pm.

The victim, believed to be aged in his 50s, was taken to a major trauma centre. 

Pictures from the scene show a battered motorcycle lying in the middle of the road, which has been taped off by police.

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A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 11.58am today (14 May) to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and motorcycle on Loampit Vale, SE13.

"We sent an ambulance crew, who treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre as a priority."

Loampit Vale remains closed both ways, with traffic queuing from St John's Vale. Thurston Road has become congested as traffic diverts.