Motorcyclist hit by car in Belvedere

Traffic was backed up following the incident yesterday evening.

Traffic was backed up following the incident yesterday evening.

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A motorcyclist was hit by a car in Belvedere yesterday evening.

The incident happened just before 7.30pm in Lower Road by the junction with Picardy Road.

Firefighters tended to the man in his 20s before ambulance crews arrived and he was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

As well as seeing to the motorcyclist, the fire engine from Erith also helped clear the road of spilled petrol.

Cleaner Brian Barnett was on the 401 bus from Bexleyheath as part of his journey home from work in Dartford.

The 55-year-old, who lives in Wolvercote Road, Thamesmead, said he saw someone covered by a red blanket lying in the middle of the road.

He told News Shopper: “I was shocked. I didn’t realise the diversion was because of an accident but all of a sudden I saw flashing lights.

“It looked quite serious. It’s not the sort of thing you expect to happen.”

Did you see what happened? Call 01689 885702, tweet @NewsShopperTim or e-mail tim.macfarlan@london.newsquest.co.uk

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9:20am Wed 16 Apr 14

louisa_kent says...

I saw this this - hope the guy is ok.

He was lying in the middle of the road surrounded by police & some scumbag on the other side was filming it on his mobile. Told him what he was doing was disgusting!
I saw this this - hope the guy is ok. He was lying in the middle of the road surrounded by police & some scumbag on the other side was filming it on his mobile. Told him what he was doing was disgusting! louisa_kent
  • Score: 10

9:34am Wed 16 Apr 14

Dr. Nick says...

This story is not sounding hopeful from the outset :( I really hope the red blanket was just keeping them warm rather than what I think it means. That road is a nightmare to cycle on; it's full of huge lorries and is an nasty uphill gradient if you are heading toward Erith, and that junction at the top... well. Haven't used it in a while but I do think that road could do with a separate and segregated cycle lane - it is a shame that it may have to take something like this for someone to even consider it.

I really hope the person on the bike was ok (well, you know what I mean)
This story is not sounding hopeful from the outset :( I really hope the red blanket was just keeping them warm rather than what I think it means. That road is a nightmare to cycle on; it's full of huge lorries and is an nasty uphill gradient if you are heading toward Erith, and that junction at the top... well. Haven't used it in a while but I do think that road could do with a separate and segregated cycle lane - it is a shame that it may have to take something like this for someone to even consider it. I really hope the person on the bike was ok (well, you know what I mean) Dr. Nick
  • Score: 3

9:52am Wed 16 Apr 14

Dr. Nick says...

Now NS change it from man on a bike to motorcyclist (and with an picture, yuk), a segregated lane for motorbikes I guess would help too (bit like a bus lane) - still not sounding hopeful though.

Again, I really hope they were ok.
Now NS change it from man on a bike to motorcyclist (and with an picture, yuk), a segregated lane for motorbikes I guess would help too (bit like a bus lane) - still not sounding hopeful though. Again, I really hope they were ok. Dr. Nick
  • Score: 0

1:47pm Wed 16 Apr 14

allie5 says...

The 20 year old driver, thankfully escaped with bad bruising. After laying in the road for and hour and half, because ambulance service and a&e were to busy to get him to hospital. When arriving at the dirty hospital, was left in corridoor near exit for another half hour. Disgusting and very traumatizing for young man and his family. Anyway happy ending. A big thank you to erith fire fighters and the fast response car.
The 20 year old driver, thankfully escaped with bad bruising. After laying in the road for and hour and half, because ambulance service and a&e were to busy to get him to hospital. When arriving at the dirty hospital, was left in corridoor near exit for another half hour. Disgusting and very traumatizing for young man and his family. Anyway happy ending. A big thank you to erith fire fighters and the fast response car. allie5
  • Score: 5

4:06pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Dr. Nick says...

allie5 wrote:
The 20 year old driver, thankfully escaped with bad bruising. After laying in the road for and hour and half, because ambulance service and a&e were to busy to get him to hospital. When arriving at the dirty hospital, was left in corridoor near exit for another half hour. Disgusting and very traumatizing for young man and his family. Anyway happy ending. A big thank you to erith fire fighters and the fast response car.
That is great news to hear :)
Thank you for the update.
[quote][p][bold]allie5[/bold] wrote: The 20 year old driver, thankfully escaped with bad bruising. After laying in the road for and hour and half, because ambulance service and a&e were to busy to get him to hospital. When arriving at the dirty hospital, was left in corridoor near exit for another half hour. Disgusting and very traumatizing for young man and his family. Anyway happy ending. A big thank you to erith fire fighters and the fast response car.[/p][/quote]That is great news to hear :) Thank you for the update. Dr. Nick
  • Score: 2

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