Boy, 15, injured after moped crashes into lorry in Balls Pond Road

A police cordon in Balls Pond Road. Picture: Islington Gazette

A police cordon in Balls Pond Road. Picture: Islington Gazette - Credit: Archant

A 15-year-old boy is in hospital after the moped he was driving collided with a lorry in Balls Pond Road yesterday.

A police cordon in Balls Pond Road. Picture: Islington Gazette

A police cordon in Balls Pond Road. Picture: Islington Gazette - Credit: Archant

Medics called the police at about 2.40pm to reports of a crash near St Paul’s Road.

The driver of the moped, which was “either lost of stolen”, was taken to an east London hospital, where he remains with non life-threatening injuries.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “The pillion passenger [riding on the back of the moped], made-off on foot prior to police arrival.”

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of allowing himself to be carried on a motor vehicle taken without the owner’s consent.


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He was taken to an east London police station and released under investigation.

Police investigations continue.

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