Romford motorcyclist dies after Abridge crash

PUBLISHED: 09:03 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:03 29 October 2018

A 48-year-old man from Romford has died after a crash in Abridge yesterday. Photo: @PCPaulHarrison

A 48-year-old man from Romford has died after a crash in Abridge yesterday. Photo: @PCPaulHarrison


The road will be closed today so police can carry out forensic examinations.

A 48-year-old man from Romford has died following a crash in Abridge yesterday.

Police and the ambulance service were called shortly before 3pm yesterday, (Sunday, October 28) to Ongar Road, Abridge, to reports of a crash involving a number of vehicles, including a motorcycle.

Sadly the motorcyclist from Romford died at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Adam High, of the serious collision investigation unit, said: “We are in the early stages of trying to establish the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.

“We have spoken to a number of witnesses and are still looking to trace the drivers of a Citroen C4 Cactus and either a Honda Jazz or a Kia Picanto, which were in the area at the time.

“I urge them to get in touch as soon as possible. Both cars will have damage to their bodywork.

“We have been told there were drivers who were in the area at the time of the collision, and left before we arrived.

“I am keen to hear from anyone else who was in Ongar Road but has yet to speak to us, and anyone with dash cam or CCTV footage.”

The road will remain closed throughout today, Monday, October 29, and until this evening’s rush hour so that Essex Police can complete forensic examinations of the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email

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