UPDATE: Police bike which killed woman in Gants Hill was ‘leading convoy of children to seaside trip’
A police motorbike which hit and killed a woman in her 70s this morning is understood to have been leading a taxi convoy taking underprivileged children on a trip to Southend.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by an air ambulance doctor after being hit at about 10.25am.
A number of police cars and vans are still at the scene in Eastern Avenue, close to the Gants Hill roundabout.
A blue tent has been erected and a shoe is also visible lying in the road.
The motorbike rider was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, with chest and arm injuries. He was from the City of London force.
You may also want to watch:
The Eastern Avenue between the Redbridge roundabout and the Gants Hill roundabout has been closed in both directions, and the closure is likely to remain in place for “most of the afternoon” according to Transport for London.
A stretch of Eastern Avenue from its junction with Beehive Lane to the Gants Hill roundabout – the stretch where the accident happened – has also been closed.
- 1 Ilford Town only place in London with average house price below £250,000
- 2 First residents move in to new council homes in Hainault
- 3 Ilford murder investigation launched after woman dies of injuries
- 4 More than a thousand attend Eid in the Field in Woodford Green
- 5 Ex-police officer among group jailed for £850k intercept from rival gangs
- 6 Wes Streeting MP reveals cancer diagnosis
- 7 Teen 'robbed at knifepoint' in Chadwell Heath
- 8 Barking man appears in court charged with mother-of-two's murder
- 9 Redbridge equality group condemns 'heinous' Ilford mosque attack
- 10 Footage issued of man sought in Maria Rawlings murder investigation
• Did you witness the accident? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8477 3000.