Friday, December 02, 2016

Motorcyclist, 24, killed in Maida Vale crash. Minicab driver arrested at scene.

A 24-year-old man has been killed and another man arrested in a smash between a minicab and motorbike in west London.

The young motorcyclist died at the scene of the crash, which happened on Sutherland Avenue in Maida Vale at around 11.20pm on Thursday night.

Police raced to the road, at the junction with Shirland Road, and found the man seriously injured.

Paramedics fought to save his life but he died around half an hour later.

The driver of the car, a 22-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He is currently in custody at a central London police station, a Met spokeswoman said.

The motorcyclist’s next of kin have been informed.

His body will be formally identified and a post-mortem examination carried out.

Police closed the road and enquiries continue.

The Met are asking anyone with information or who witnessed the collision to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111