Search

Policeman off work after London Road, Romford, bike crash

12:00 14 August 2014

Guaravin hospital following the crash. Picture: Guarav Aggarwal

Guaravin hospital following the crash. Picture: Guarav Aggarwal

Archant

A 33-year-old police officer will not patrol the streets for the next three weeks after he was hospitalised in a bike crash.

Guarav at his brother's wedding. Picture: Guarav AggarwalGuarav at his brother's wedding. Picture: Guarav Aggarwal

Pc Gaurav Aggarwal, of Romford, was “sent flying” after a car door opened into him when he was cycling on London Road, Romford.

The collision, which took place after 9am at the junction with Burlington Avenue, has left the Redbridge officer “battered and bruised” and signed off work for up to three weeks.

Mr Aggarwal said that bystanders showed a great deal of kindness to him following the collision that saw him land four meters away from the car.

He was helped by not only an off-duty NHS nurse but also a policeman and a fireman who were not working. He was then taken to an East London hospital by ambulance for immediate treatment.

After seeing numerous incidents like this in his line of work, he offered advice to drivers and passengers.

“It takes two seconds to stop and look before you open the door,” he said.

“Just look, it’s part of the highway code and it’s not difficult and you have to look out for other road users.”

The A118 was closed in both directions for nearly two hours as a result of the crash that “destroyed” the officer’s bike.

Traffic officers investigated the incident but made no arrests.

This is the second time the Recorder has reported on a car hitting a cyclist in London Road in the last month.

In July, the Recorder reported on how a 27-year-old biker was sent flying into the air after a car hit him on London Road. The cyclist caught the incident on his helmet-mounted camera and the video footage went viral within days of the story being published - clocking up almost 1.4 million views worldwide.

Read more:

Cyclist hit by car door and hospitalised in London Road, Romford

Romford cycle crash footage goes viral with 300k views

First cyclist to die on London’s roads this year is Rainham man

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 16:28
The Houses of Parliament, where long-standing Romford MP John Parker often raised issues affecting his constituents (and, unfortunately for him, was routinely ignored). Picture: Tim Ireland/PA

John Parker was a Labour MP for 48 years. Public school and Oxford educated, Parker was not a typical Labour man. But he spoke up for his constituents, raising local issues in House of Commons questions.

Yesterday, 14:02
Former dinner lady Carol Strange with kitchen staff at Havering Sixth Form College.

Fond farewells and a few tears were shed as a former dinner lady retired after working almost 40 years at a college.

Yesterday, 12:35
Rotational nurse Sally Barbrook, Nelft's rotational nurse lead Paul Chesnaye and rotational nurse Kate Channells at Goodmayes Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes.

Nurses caring for people with mental health problems can now be trained in both mental and physical health simultaneously in a groundbreaking new scheme.

Yesterday, 11:57
Collier Row's 2015 Christmas event. Picture: Andrew Berwick

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as Collier Row’s annual festivities return to dazzle residents.

Yesterday, 11:14
Elfie Shelfie getting up to all sorts of antics at the Mercury Mall

From creating popcorn sculptures to impersonating Santa and covering an entire shop in wrapping paper, a naughty elf will be making mischief at a shopping centre in the lead-up to Christmas.

Yesterday, 07:00
Romford's Marshalls Park School

Parents were invited to an information evening about a school’s plans to convert into an academy.

Thu, 18:25
Police appealing for witnesses after Camden woman killed in coach collision. Picture: Met Police.

Two lanes have been closed and there are 10 miles of queues after a lorry collided with a car near Wennington this afternoon.

Thu, 17:00
False bank cards found by police.

A Harold Hill man, along with four others, was sentenced at court on Wednesday, for his part in a fake bank and credit card factory.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now