Motorcyclist who died in Redbridge road collision had ‘a very good heart’

A motorcyclist who died in a crash at a Redbridge “danger spot” has been described as “a very good person with a very good heart” by his best friend.

Muhammad Arshiid Abdul, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene after a collision on the southbound carriageway of the A406 by the Redbridge Roundabout on Saturday.

His bike collided with a car before hitting a family who were believed to be standing on the hard shoulder after their car broke down.

Mr Abdul, who would have celebrated his 29th birthday next week, lived in Edmonton, north London after moving from Mauritius with his wife.

His friend, Zaidy Mahamoodally, said: “His wife is shocked and is in a bad state at the moment. She’s crying all the time – it’s very hard for her.”

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Mr Abdul’s father and mother arrived from Mauritius on Monday to make funeral arrangements for their only son.

Mr Mahamoodally met the laptop technician when they were growing up in Mauritius.

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He said: “He was a very good person with a very good heart. We spoke every day on the phone and made jokes, people liked him.”

Mr Mahamoodally, a mechanic who lives in Romford Road, Manor Park, was the only mechanic Mr Abdul would let work on his Yamaha bike. He added: “He loved his motorbike a lot and his wife said it was like his second wife.”

Two young girls, aged six and seven, were treated for minor injuries and a 42-year-old woman for a leg injury.

A 47-year-old man was also taken to hospital but they have all been discharged.

Alan Haymes, from Redbridge Roundabout Action Group (RedRag), said: “This area is very dangerous and there are a lot accidents because it is permanently jammed full. We think statistics are hiding the true dangers of that particular stretch of road as many accidents where a person doesn’t sustain a particular injury are not properly recorded.”

There were long tailbacks after the A406 southbound was closed and Leyton Orient’s home match had to be cancelled as the visiting team was caught in delays.

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