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Lucky escape for motorcyclist in Rainham

PUBLISHED: 18:00 20 November 2010

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A MOTORCYCLIST escaped uninjured from a road crash in Rainham on Thursday.

The man who was riding an Aprilla motorbike was in collision with a blue Opel car in Rainham Road, Rainham, on Thursday afternoon.

Police and a London Ambulance crew were called to the scene at the junction with Blake Close around 4.15pm.

A Havering Police spokesman said: “It was a non-injury accident. There was damage only to the vehicles. Both the rider and the driver exchanged names and addresses.”

London Ambulance Service sent a single responder in a car and an ambulance crew but there were no patients.

The police spokesman added: “The rider initially said he was going to go to hospital to be checked out but then changed his mind because he had no injuries.”

A resident who lives near the junction said: “A guy came off his moped. He must have slipped because it was wet.”

“We were just pulling in to our house when we saw the ambulance pull away.”

Her husband said: “The guy walked across the road and picked something up and walked away.”

A driver who saw the scene of the crash said it was a helmet she saw the rider pick up from the road.

Another neighbour saw an ambulance and police at the scene and a motorbike standing up on the side of the road.

“I could see people standing around and police there so I thought there might have been a crash but I couldn’t see the rider.”


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