Britain Penny Dreadful

Actress Billie Piper has been questioned by police over her involvement in a road collision that left a cyclist seriously injured.

The Doctor Who star allegedly attempted to perform a U-turn behind King's Cross station in London, last Tuesday, when the accident occurred.

The Daily Mail reports that Piper was travelling at around five miles per hour when she and the cyclist collided on Goods Way, outside the offices of The Guardian newspaper.

The former pop star's two young sons, Winston, five, and two-year-old Eugene, were passengers in the back of her Volkswagen Golf at the time.

The teenage rider had apparently been travelling at speed, downhill towards the scene and crashed into the back of her car, throwing him to the ground. He was taken to hospital by ambulance to receive treatment for a shoulder injury.

Piper remained at the scene and gave a statement to police after witnesses dialed 999. She was not arrested and later made an appearance at the National Theatre, at which she was due to perform that evening. However she was reportedly too shaken to take to the stage, and pulled out just 15 minutes before the curtain went up.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police were called to Goods Way, King's Cross, by the London Ambulance Service at 15.56hrs on Tuesday, July 29 to reports of a road traffic collision between a motor vehicle and a cyclist. The driver of the vehicle was female. Enquiries continue. No further details at this stage," The Independent reports.