A teenage motorcyclist has been left hospitalised with “serious injuries” after a crash on the A13 this morning (Saturday, January 15).
The crash took place at around 7am when the motorbike collided with the central reservation on the westbound A13, near to the Beckton Flyover.
The 19-year-old rider was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service where he remains in a life-threatening condition.
Following the crash, the A13 was closed for much of the day. EssexLive provided updates as the events happened in its live blog coverage.
The Metropolitan Police have now launched an appeal for information and are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward to help them with their enquiries.
In a statement, The Met said: “Police were called at 07:08hrs on Saturday, 15 January to reports that a motorcyclist had collided with the central reservation on the westbound A13, near to the Beckton Flyover.
“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found a 19-year-old man with serious injuries. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition. His family have been informed.
“Detectives from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances and would like to hear from any witnesses or drivers who may have dashcam footage.”
Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to call the witness appeal line on 0208 597 4847.
Alternatively, they can call 101 or tweet [email protected] and quote CAD 1556/15Jan.
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Teenager in 'life-threatening condition' after motorbike crash