Motorcyclist killed in Holloway Road crash

The scene in Holloway Road. Picture: @McWoodchuck

The scene in Holloway Road. Picture: @McWoodchuck - Credit: Archant

A motorcyclist died after a van crashed into him in Holloway Road this morning.

Paramedics were called to reports at 8.35am to reports of a road traffic collision near the junction with Hargrave Road.

The man riding the motorbike, aged mid-40s, died at the scene at 9.33am. His next of kin has been informed.

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been released under investigation.

"There were paramedics around him and this guy was pumping his heart," Glen Dunnett, 52, told the Gazette.

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"The body was lying on the floor. They were trying to shield the public from watching but couldn't shield it from me.

"I was stuck in traffic and his face was facing towards me. It was horrible. They tried so hard to bring him back to life."

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One witness, who was on his way to work when the crash occurred, told the Gazette: "It was a shock. I still have the picture in my head.

"There are too many emotions at one time. It was loud. There was a banging noise. People started crying and going crazy.

"I saw a man lying on the floor and his bike was somewhere else - it was crazy."

Cordons and road closures were in place this morning. Police are investigating.

A London Ambulance Service (LAS) spokesperson said: ""We sent an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, a medic in a car and two ambulance crews to the scene.

"Sadly, despite the extensive efforts of medics, a person died at the scene."

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to contact police on 0208 246 9820 quoting CAD1829/20JUN or Tweet @MetCC.

Do you know the man who died? Contact Lucas at the Gazette newsdesk on 07785 616244 or email

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