Woman is injured after being thrown 10ft into the air when marked police car smashed into her

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital today after being thrown ten feet into the air when she was struck by a police car in .

The marked car hit the pedestrian in Kensington, West London, at around 10pm prompting a large emergency services response.

The woman was treated at the scene on Warwick Road before being taken to a hospital in Central London with serious injuries.

Eyewitnesses said they saw a speeding police car, with its blue lights on, hit the pedestrian and throw her almost ten feet into the air.

Video footage shows police and ambulance crews in the area following the incident, with around ten vehicles visible at the scene in the early hours of this morning.

More than 300 yards of road were closed last night while investigations were carried out. The Metropolitan Police confirmed today that she was in a critical condition.

A police spokesman said: ‘At approximately 9.55pm on Tuesday, August 13 a marked police car was in collision with a female pedestrian in Warwick Road, near the junction with Kensington High Street, W14.

London Ambulance Service attended and the female was treated at the scene before being taken to a Central London hospital.

‘Road closures remain in place around the scene. An investigation into the collision is underway.’

It is not clear whether the police car was responding to an emergency call at the time of the collision.

Scotland Yard said the Directorate of Professionals Standards had been informed of the incident.