Officers are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision close to Trafalgar Square.
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 12.09am on Saturday, 22 June to reports of a red Citroen C4 in collision with a pedestrian on Northumberland Avenue, WC2.
The 29-year-old pedestrian was taken to a central London hospital where he remains in a critical condition. His family have been informed.
The driver stopped at the scene.
The Roads and Transport Policing Command is investigating and officers have spoken with a number of witnesses.
At this early stage, it is believed that the victim may have been involved in an altercation with a third party – and not the driver – minutes before the collision.
Officers would like to speak with anyone who saw either the collision or the earlier incident.
Any witnesses – or anyone with any information or dashcam footage – is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8543 5157 quoting reference Cad 49/22Jun.