Police investigate Starmer collision that saw cyclist taken to hospital
Written by Rother Radio News on 27/10/2020
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has attended a police station after being involved in a road traffic collision that saw an injured cyclist taken to hospital.
Metropolitan Police officers are now investigating the collision, which occurred in Kentish Town, north London, on Sunday afternoon.
Sir Keir was reportedly driving an SUV when it was in a collision with a cyclist outside a pub, The Sun reported.
IT developer Nicolas Janes told the newspaper: “I was walking and there was a bang. A loud bang.
“I didn’t witness it directly but could hear the impact.”
Sir Keir, MP for Holborn and St Pancras in north London, was said to have swapped details with the other individual involved in the collision and stayed at the scene until an ambulance arrived.
He reported the incident to a police station later that day.
“Keir was involved in a minor road traffic accident on Sunday,” a spokesperson for the Labour leader said.
“He spoke to a British Transport Police officer who attended the scene and swapped details with the officer and the other individual involved.
“Keir stayed at the scene until the ambulance arrived. Later that afternoon, he reported the incident to a Police Station in accordance with the law.
“Since the incident, Keir has also been in touch with the other individual involved.”
The Metropolitan Police said the driver of the car in the incident was not arrested.
“Police were alerted by London Ambulance Service at around 12.20 on Sunday 25 October to a report of a road traffic collision between a cyclist and car in Grafton Road, NW5,” the force said in a statement.
“The driver of the car had stopped at the scene and exchanged details with the cyclist but had left before officers arrived.
“The male cyclist received a minor injury to his arm and was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service as a precaution.
“Officers later attempted to contact the driver of the car and left a message advising him to report the matter to police.
“The driver of the car subsequently attended a north London police station. He was not arrested or interviewed under caution.
“An investigation into the collision is ongoing by officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command.”
A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 12.08pm to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a cyclist on Grafton Road, NW5.
“We sent an ambulance crew to the scene. A person was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital.”
© Sky News 2020