Update on Poplar crash: Pedestrians seriously injured

By Rob Virtue on June 6, 2014 10:44 AM |

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Two pedestrians are in hospital with serious injuries and a motorcyclist is in a stable condition after Thursday's accident in Poplar involving a police car.

The male pedestrians were among four said to be hit by flying debris in the incident at around 1.20pm.

The other two, also male, as well as two police officers, a male and a female, have all been discharged from hospital.

The 27-year-old motorcyclist has head and leg injuries. They were initially described as life threatening but his condition later progressed to stable.

One of the seriously injured pedestrians was thought to have suffered minor injuries but his condition worsened.

No ages are known for the pedestrians.

Meanwhile, the incident, during which the police patrol car was responding to an automatic number plate reader activation, has been referred to the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards.

It has also been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The crash happened at the junction between Poplar High Street and Cotton Street.

Call 020 8597 4874 or 101 if you have any information.