AN ELDERLY man has been killed after being hit by a motorcycle at a notorious accident blackspot.

Police confirm the 83-year-old man was hit by a motorcyclist on Woodford Green High Road, near the junction with Bunces Lane, shortly before 11pm last night (April 29).

Officers closed the road between the junctions with Bunces Lane and Empress Avenue at around 11:30pm.

Both lanes remain blocked to traffic and motorists are using Woodford New Road to bypass the area.

Police have so far been unable to contact the next of kin in order to formally identify the man, who died at the scene.

Eyewitnesses say a second vehicle - a Vauxhall Corsa - collided with the man after he was hit by the bike, although police cannot confirm this at the present time.

In January, 29-year-old jogger Fiona Daniels was killed when she was hit by a car at almost the same spot.

More to follow.