A cyclist is fighting for his life after a collision with a car in Orpington, which has meant the road has been closed for more than five hours. 

At around 12.30pm today (November 11) emergency services were called to Court Road at the junction with Church Road after a crash involving a car and a cyclist.

Officers from Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.

The cyclist, a man, was treated by paramedics before being rushed to hospital by ambulance crews.

The driver stopped at the scene and is assisting police.

According to a social media post by Bromley MPS, there are road closures in place at Court Road and Church Road with disruption affecting the A21 and M25.

Metropolitan Police are advising any witnesses to contact 101 quoting the reference CAD 3081/11 Nov.

A spokesperson from Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 12.30pm on Saturday, 11 November to Court Road, at the junction with Church Road, Chelsfield, following a collision involving a car and a cyclist.

“Officers responded with LAS and London's Air Ambulance.

“The cyclist, a male, was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. His condition is being treated as life-threatening.

“The driver of the car stopped and is assisting police.

“Road closures are in place.

“Any witnesses or those with dash cam footage should call 101 ref CAD 3081/11 Nov.

A spokesperson for London Ambulance Service said: “We were called today (11 November) at 12.27pm to reports of a road traffic collision between a cyclist and a car on Court Road, Orpington, BR6.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including two ambulance crews, an incident response officer, and two fast response units. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated a man at the scene before taking him to a major trauma centre as a priority.”