Motorcyclist suffers head injury in accident as Queen arrives for Barkingside visit

A motorcyclist is being treated for a head injury after an accident in Barkingside just as the Queen was arriving for a visit a stone’s throw away.

The man, reportedly in his 20s, was injured at just after 3pm in Mossford Lane.

A responder in a car, an ambulance crew, a duty officer and the Herts Air Ambulance were sent to the scene to treat the man.

He was taken to Queen’s Hospital, Romford, and was escorted there by a member of the air ambulance crew.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said the Herts Air Ambulance was called on because the London Air Ambulance was at an incident in Tower Bridge.

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The Queen and Duchess of Crownall arrived at nearby Barnardo’s,Tanners Lane, at 3pm to officially open the new headquarters of the children’s charity.

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