Motorcyclist critically ill after Archway Road crash in Highgate

A motorcyclist is critically ill after his bike crashed with a car near to Highgate Tube station yesterday evening (Wednesday, February 15).

The 47-year-old man is in a critical but stable condition after a red Honda motorbike and a blue Volkswagen golf crashed at the junction of Archway Road and Jacksons Lane in Highgate at 7.15pm.

An ambulance crew, medics, and a doctor in a car from the air ambulance team attended the scene.

The motorcyclist was conscious and breathing when he was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel accompanied by the air ambulance doctor.

There were reports of road closures following the crash and the 43 and 134 bus routes were diverted.


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Monika Figel, 31, a bartender from Archway Road in Highgate, was working at the Woodman Pub when the accident happened.

She said: “They closed the road and we saw a dozen police cars. On this end of the street there were three or four police cars and ambulances.

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“At first we thought maybe someone had jumped from the bridge again because there was so much traffic.

“Someone who was just passing had came into the pub and said there was an accident.

“No one came in really alarmed. We mostly had regulars come in from the Tube station telling us what happened.

“They closed the streets for hours. At first we thought the person must have died because the streets were closed for this many hours.”

Police attended but no arrests were made.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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