A motorcyclist is in hospital after a collision with an Uber minicab in east London threw him from his bike.

The man, whose age is not known, was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital with injuries that “are not thought to be life-threatening”, police said.

The collision happened in Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch.

A spokesman for the Met said: “We were called by London Ambulance Service at 3.04pm today to Great Eastern Street, EC2A, to reports of a collision between a taxi and a motorbike.”

Uber confirmed the driver of the Ford Galaxy car was working for the minicab app at the time of the crash.

“We’re looking into it as a matter of urgency,” a spokesman told the Standard.

Pictures tweeted by a witness from the scene show the biker lying beside his vehicle in a high-vis jacket while bystanders tend to him.

Part of the Ford Galaxy has been smashed off and debris lies across the road.

Great Eastern Street was still blocked as of 4.30pm.

London Ambulance Service has been approached for comment.

Source: Evening Standard