Motorcyclist taken to hospital following South Woodford collision

A motorcyclist in his 20s was taken to Whipps Cross Hospital after a collision with a car in South Woodford last night.

The man, on a black Yamaha motorbike, collided with a red Ford Focus in The Drive at about 9.50pm.

He was knocked across the front of the car, headbutting the windscreen on the far side.

A Redbridge police spokesman said the motorcylist’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Police and firefighters from the fire station in Snakes Lane West, Woodford Green, attended the scene.


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Ian Salter, the Woodford Green fire station’s crew manager, said a woman driving the car was in shock and was helped by police on the scene.

Mr Salter said firefighters reminded eyewitnesses to call 999.

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He said: “It’s a multi-cultural area, it was to tell people to ring up 999 to get [emergency services] there as quickly as possible.

“It seemed to be the same individuals [that had contacted 999].

“Some did it immediately but some were unaware.

“Some had got confused with 911 and 999”.

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