A cyclist was hospitalised with injuries sustained after a serious crash at Richmond Park earlier this morning (Thursday, February 18).

Images posted by the Met Police Royal Parks' account showed the aftermath of the crash with the front of the car involved almost entirely smashed to pieces by the collision.

Two people were also visible in one of the images surrounding the car, with what appeared to be buckled fencing nearby.

A spokesperson for the account said the incident took place near the Ham Gate at Richmond Park on Thursday morning.

They also confirmed the cyclist involved suffered "facial injuries" in the crash and was taken to hospital.

"Officers attended a collision between a car and a cyclist this morning near to Ham Gate in #RichmondPark resulting in the car leaving the road.

"The cyclist has facial injuries and has been taken to hospital. Injuries not life threatening," the spokesperson said.

"When driving, you must be able to stop in the distance you can see to be clear. The driver had minor hand injuries. Wishing all a speedy recovery," they added.