Motorcyclist stable in hospital after crash with car fleeing police pursuers in Ilford
PUBLISHED: 08:16 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:04 04 July 2017
A car police believe to be connected to drug activity in Ilford town centre was involved in a crash that hospitalised a motorcyclist late last night.
Police officers instigated a short car chase through the town after a car failed to stop when requested – less than ten minutes later the same car was involved in a high speed collision.
Winston Way was closed for almost seven hours between Ilford Lane and Griggs Approach as officers investigated the wreckage and the road was cleared.
It reopened shortly after 5am.
An eyewitness said that when he drove past the scene just after midnight, both vehicles had been left “smashed to pieces” by the collision.
He said: “It looked awful.
“It looked like it had happened at high speed, the motorbike was in a really bad way.”
A resident on Grosvenor Road said she has spotted drug dealers openly working in the streets around her house.
She said: “It’s been getting worse, especially in summer.
“You look outside at night and see it [drug dealing] happening right at the end of the road.”
A Met spokeswoman revealed that officers had attempted to stop a vehicle in Adelaide Road, an area the police are aware is a drugs hotspot, at around 9.55pm.
The vehicle failed to stop and the pursuing officers were authorised to give chase in a marked car.
After four minutes the suspects’ car, travelling at high speed, was able to lose the police.
The same car was then involved in a high speed collision with a motorcyclist in Winston Way at 10.03pm.
The male motorcyclist was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a stable condition. There are no other reported injuries.
The spokeswoman said: “Three suspects fled the car shortly after the incident. Efforts to trace them are ongoing.
“No arrests have been made.
“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Police Complaints Commission have been informed as a matter of course.”
Inquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
You can also tweet @MetCC.
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