WALTHAMSTOW: Motorcyclist injured in crash

WALTHAMSTOW: Motorcyclist injured in crash

WALTHAMSTOW: Motorcyclist hurt in crash

WALTHAMSTOW: Motorcyclist hurt in crash

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A MOTORCYCLIST has been hurt in a crash with a van.

It happened near the entrance to Homebase in Fulbourne Road, Walthamstow, at around 2.20pm.

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service said a 20-year-old man had been rushed to the Royal London Hospital with leg injuries.

Ambulance crews are on the scene and part of the road is closed.

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9:29am Fri 1 Apr 11

Redfox says...

Perhaps this is an appropriate time for the cxouncil to have a closeR-look at the whole layout & parking arrangements at the Homebase/Clifford Road junctions as they join Fulborne Road?

WHY is parking allowed on the left-hand side of Hawker Close on the approach into Homebase? WHY are they allowed to park within twenty feet of the inward corner - thus blocking the drivers' line-of-view of vehicles coming out of Homebase? It also narrows the passage of vehicles entering Homebase from the Wood Street direction - WHY is this allowed?
What are the local councillors doing about it?
Perhaps this is an appropriate time for the cxouncil to have a closeR-look at the whole layout & parking arrangements at the Homebase/Clifford Road junctions as they join Fulborne Road? WHY is parking allowed on the left-hand side of Hawker Close on the approach into Homebase? WHY are they allowed to park within twenty feet of the inward corner - thus blocking the drivers' line-of-view of vehicles coming out of Homebase? It also narrows the passage of vehicles entering Homebase from the Wood Street direction - WHY is this allowed? What are the local councillors doing about it? Redfox
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10:33am Fri 1 Apr 11

E17reader says...

I have to agree Redfox. I am both a driver and a local pedestrian, and to cross Hawker Close when walking along Fulbourne, for the fit is a challenge, and for the elderley or less able bodied, scary. I too dont understand why the parking on the double yellow lines there goes unchallenged? Are those yellow lines just for decoration then? That aside i hope the motorcyclist recovers OK, i feared the worse when the road was closed for that long.
I have to agree Redfox. I am both a driver and a local pedestrian, and to cross Hawker Close when walking along Fulbourne, for the fit is a challenge, and for the elderley or less able bodied, scary. I too dont understand why the parking on the double yellow lines there goes unchallenged? Are those yellow lines just for decoration then? That aside i hope the motorcyclist recovers OK, i feared the worse when the road was closed for that long. E17reader
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6:59pm Thu 7 Apr 11

KAZMARAND says...

I was there seconds after that accident happened and would like to know why it took so long for the police to arrive? It took approx 4 phone calls, I was told that one of the paramedics had to phone them in the end. It took far too long for them to arrive. It was left to members of the public including myself, a woman with a young child & 3 other people from my workplace to direct traffic to try to avert another accident. I would guess it was 30-40 mins but I can't be sure, I was too busy trying not to get injured myself whilst doing their job. I have always been an avid supporter of our emergeny services but no wonder the public are losing confidence in the service that not only do we pay for but are entitled to. Would Mr Commissioner of the Met Pol care to explain? .... I doubt it very much!
I was there seconds after that accident happened and would like to know why it took so long for the police to arrive? It took approx 4 phone calls, I was told that one of the paramedics had to phone them in the end. It took far too long for them to arrive. It was left to members of the public including myself, a woman with a young child & 3 other people from my workplace to direct traffic to try to avert another accident. I would guess it was 30-40 mins but I can't be sure, I was too busy trying not to get injured myself whilst doing their job. I have always been an avid supporter of our emergeny services but no wonder the public are losing confidence in the service that not only do we pay for but are entitled to. Would Mr Commissioner of the Met Pol care to explain? .... I doubt it very much! KAZMARAND
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