Canary Wharf police car chase: Driver and rider rushed to hospital after ‘serious’ A13 collision

Police tried to call over a car on the A13 earlier today (Tuesday, April 12) which failed to stop and saw officers following in pursuit.

A motorcyclist and driver have been rushed to hospital in a “serious incident” after a collision following a police car chase.

Police tried to call over a car on the A13 earlier today (Tuesday, April 12) which failed to stop and saw officers following in pursuit.

The car later collided with a motorcycle on Aspen Way, E14 during the car chase.

The aftermath of the police car chase on A13. Photo: @IG1_IG2

Both the driver and rider were taken to hospital.

Heavy standstill traffic was reported on the A13 near Canary Wharf, heading towards the Limehouse Link.

A social media user shared with Instagram page @IG1_IG2, saying: “Serious incident on A13 near Canary Wharf heading towards the Limehouse Link (possible police chase).

“Heavy standstill traffic.”

They added: “And now an accident on the other side so traffic going both ways.”

A police spokesperson said: “At around 12.17pm on Tuesday, April 12, police on the A13 requested a vehicle to stop.

“The car failed to do so and a pursuit was authorised.

“The car later collided with a motorcycle on Aspen Way, E14.

“The driver left the vehicle but was arrested by officers and taken to hospital as a precaution.

“The motorcyclist was taken to hospital; his injuries are not life changing or life threatening.”