Finsbury Park crash: Young moped rider and passenger injured after smashing into car during police chase

A young moped rider and his passenger were injured after smashing into a car outside a busy north London station during a police chase.

The crash happened on Seven Sisters Road, next to Finsbury Park Tube station, at about 3.45am on Tuesday.

The rider and his female pillion passenger, both believed to be 18 years old, were rushed to hospital.

Police were unable to confirm what condition they are in however it is understood that they were still being treated in hospital later on Tuesday morning.

The incident has been referred to watchdog the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

A section of Seven Sisters road has been cordoned off while an investigation is carried out, with heavy traffic being reported in the area on Tuesday morning.

A Met Police spokesman said: “At approximately 3.45am on Tuesday, April 17, a moped carrying two persons was involved in a collision with another car on Seven Sisters Road at the junction with St Thomas Road after failing to stop for police.

“As is standard, the matter has been referred to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct IOPC.”

IOPC spokesman added: “Following a referral from the Metropolitan Police, we have begun an independent investigation into a collision involving a moped in north London in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

“We have been informed that the moped had failed to stop for the police prior to colliding with another vehicle.

“We have sent our investigators to the scene and to a police station to obtain initial accounts from the officers involved.”

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