Motorcyclist injured in Limehouse Link police chase

By Rob Virtue on February 12, 2013 6:51 PM |

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A car which refused to stop for police after being seen speeding through the Limehouse Link ploughed into a motorcyclist moments later.

The collision took place at around 5.15pm on Tuesday evening at the exit of the tunnel on Westferry Road.

A spokesman for the Met Police said officers on routine patrol spotted a blue Vauxhall Astra car in the tunnel driving "erratically and at speed".

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They asked the driver to pull over but he carried on.

Minutes later the vehicle crashed into a scooter on the junction of Westferry Road.

The male motorcyclist was taken to hospital with facial injuries while road traffic accident investigators surveyed the scene.

It has not been confirmed how serious his injuries were.

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Transport for London said the road was reopened by 7.15pm but delays are continuing in the Limehouse Link area.

The driver of the Astra is understood to have failed to stop after the collision.