11/11/2014 22:17 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Kate Silverton And Children Nearly Hit By Speeding Car In Dramatic Police Chase


Kate Silverton and her two children narrowly avoided being hit by a speeding car which was being chased by the police.

The BBC newsreader was walking with her three-year-old daughter Clemency and pushing her three-month-old son Wilbur in a buggy in front of her, when the dramatic incident occurred in West London today (November 11).

"Dramatic car chase - missed us by a whisker too - walking pram & with toddler - thank goodness no one seriously hurt," she tweeted.

Police said that a 'massive crash' occurred when a VW Passat, which was being chased by officers, collided with a Vauxhall Astra at around 1pm at the junction of Castelnau and Lonsdale Road in Barnes.

A man was then arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Witnesses of the incident initially speculated that someone might have been killed in the crash. However, emergency services said the driver of the Astra was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting but is not thought to be seriously injured.

Sky news presenter Isabel Webster also came close to being injured in the incident and took to Twitter to thank the police.

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