Police appeal for information after fatal collision in Redbridge ‘death trap’ road

PUBLISHED: 12:01 24 October 2017

The motorbike was involved in a crash with a van.Picture:Hemendra Nagda

The motorbike was involved in a crash with a van.Picture:Hemendra Nagda

Hemendra Nagda []

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a biker died in a crash with a van at a notorious accident hotspot in Redbridge.

Did you see anything? Picture:Hemendra NagdaDid you see anything? Picture:Hemendra Nagda

Police were called at 9.30am on Friday, September 29 to a collision between a motorcycle and Ford Transit in Roding Lane South.

The rider of the motorbike was taken to an east London hospital where he died on Sunday, October 1.

He has been formally identified as John Waller, 50, from Chadwell Heath and his next of kin have been informed.

The Recorder reported in May about the large number of accidents at the specific bend in the road where Mr Waller died.

Residents claimed there had been 15 crashes in the last three years, and produced numerous photographs of the accidents.

They called the road a “death trap” and asked Redbridge Council what it would take for them to install road safety measures.

The council has been contacted for comment.

As part of the appeal for witnesses today, a Met spokesman said: “The driver of the van stopped at the scene.

“He has been formally interviewed and released under investigation.

“Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC).”

Call 02085974874 or tweet @MetCC to get in contact.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800555111 or online at

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