A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after she was hit by an HGV in a busy high street.

Police were called to the crash in Homerton High Street just before 7.45am this morning.

A woman, who police described as a “pedestrian”, was rushed to an east London hospital.

A police spokesperson said that her condition is being treated as “life-threatening”.

They added that the driver of the HGV stopped at the scene and is assisting the police.

In the aftermath of the crash, Cllr Mete Coban, Hackney's cabinet member for climate change, environment and transport, sent his "thoughts and prayers" to the victim’s family and friends. 

Posting to X, he said: "Saddened to hear the news of a cyclist run over by a lorry on Homerton High Street."

Police say that at this time they believe the woman was a pedestrian, and not a cyclist.

Road closures are currently in place along the road between Marsh Hill and Ponsford Street while emergency services work at the scene.

This has caused long traffic queues and forced the detour of bus routes 236, 276, 308, 425, 488 and W15.

London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended the scene.

Any witnesses or those with dash cam footage that might help police are urged to call 101, or post on X to @MetCC, quoting reference CAD 1289/11 Oct.