An investigation has been launched after a man died when he was hit by a Tube train following a police chase in west London.
Officers were pursuing a vehicle on Du Cane Road near Shepherds Bush when it collided with another vehicle. Those in the car fled as soon as the cops arrived on Monday just after 8.30 p.m.
After the incident, a man who had been struck by a central line train near East Acton station was found dead on underground tracks.
The location of the car crash is close to a fenced-off underground line. To assist the authorities in finding the suspects, a police helicopter was called to the location.
It put a spotlight on the train tracks, according to witnesses.
The car chase came to an end between Wormwood Scrubs prison and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital. A police cordon remains in place and a grey VW estate with extensive damage was towed away today.
A police statement said: “At about 20:35hrs on Monday, 21 August, officers on patrol attempted to stop a vehicle on Du Cane Road. The vehicle failed to stop and subsequently collided with a car. Multiple occupants from the suspect vehicle fled the scene on foot. A man, who was in the second car, was taken to hospital as a precaution. A short time later, a male was seen close to the tracks before being struck by a train close to East Acton Underground Station. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed. We are working to establish the male his identity and inform next of kin. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.”