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Camden News - By PAUL KEILTHY
Published: 10 April 2008
Scene after Tuesday's crash at the junction of Camden Road and York Way
Scene after Tuesday’s crash at the junction of Camden Road and York Way
Rider hurt as moped hits car after pursuit by police

A MOPED rider was taken to hospital after a high-speed crash during a police chase through Kentish Town on Tuesday.
The young rider was thrown off when his bike hit a BMW in the 5pm smash at the junction of Camden Road and York Way.
Three police motorbikes were at the scene immediately. They had pursued the moped to the crash scene from Junction Road, Tufnell Park.
The moped was later found to have been reported stolen, police said after the accident.
Eye-witness Eddie Kehoe was working in the Electric Transport Shop, at the junction of York Way and Camden Road, when the crash happened 15 yards from his front door.
He said: “I heard him hit the reservation and then I saw him come down. He didn’t move when he landed, on his side a little away from the bike. A police bike came from behind him in Camden Road and two came down York Way.”
Engineer Robert Henson, who saw the crash from Brecknock Road, said: “He was moving fast and seemed to lose control before he hit the car. Then these police bikes turned up with guys all in leather.”
As police tried to restore the flow of rush-hour traffic, an investigation was launched into the cause of the crash.
A Met police spokeswoman said yesterday (Wednesday) that police had been alerted by a member of the public, concerned about two mopeds in Junction Road.
“Officers from Islington motorcycle squad observed a moped, without number plates, riding at excess speed. They followed the moped using blue lights and sirens, instigating police protocols for vehicle pursuits
“The moped failed to stop for them and at the junction of Camden Road-Brecknock Road crossed red traffic lights and collided with a BMW motor vehicle.”
The moped rider, who is thought to have broken his leg in the crash, was treated at University College Hospital, in Bloomsbury. The driver of the BMW was treated for whiplash injury.

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