An investigation has been launched after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Worcester Park.

Officers were called just before 4pm yesterday to a collision between a black Mercedes Vito van and a pedestrian in Central Road, near the junction with Green Lane.

The pedestrian – a man, aged 40 years – was taken to a south London hospital suffering serious injuries. The man’s next of kin have been informed. Officers await a further assessment of his condition.

The driver of the van stopped at the scene and there have been no arrests.

Any witnesses – or anyone with information or dash cam / CCTV footage - is asked to call the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8543 5157 referencing CAD 5010/May25.