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Cyclist still in hospital nearly three months after serious collision as police make renewed appeal

The e-bike rider suffered serious head injuries in the collision involving a driver in north London in September

Police in London have released more details about a collision which has caused a cyclist — who remains under doctor's care — to need hospital treatment for nearly three months.

Officers attended the scene on Broad Lane in Haringey on Tuesday 20 September after reports of a collision between the rider of an e-bike and a driver. The motorist of the Audi involved stopped at the scene and called the emergency services, the 28-year-old ultimately being taken to hospital with a serious head injury.

The injured rider remains in hospital and has been receiving treatment for nearly three months, although his condition is described as not life-threatening.

Now detectives are appealing for the driver of a red hatchback that was seen near the scene at the time of the collision to come forward as they may have vital information for the investigation.

Detective Sam Rivers, the investigating officer from the Met's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "It has now been 11 weeks since the collision took place and the e-bicycle rider remains in hospital with significant injuries. We are still trying to ascertain exactly what happened and we are continuing to appeal to the public for information.

"We are particularly keen to hear from the driver of a red-coloured hatchback and we have now released an image of that vehicle. I know the quality is not the best, but it should be enough to prompt the driver to come forward.

"They turned right out of Wakefield Road shortly before 21:34hrs on Tuesday, 20 September and we believe they may have witnessed the collision.

"Similarly, if anyone else witnessed this incident or has footage we really need to hear from you. Any information you have, no matter how small you think it is, will be crucial to our investigation."

The Met confirmed that at the time of writing there have been no arrests and enquiries continue. Anyone with information is asked to call 020 8597 4874, quoting 7483/20SEP or provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

Dan is the news editor and has spent the past four years writing stories and features, as well as (hopefully) keeping you entertained on the live blog. Having previously written about nearly every other sport under the sun for the Express, and the weird and wonderful world of non-league football for the Non-League Paper, Dan joined in 2020. Come the weekend you'll find him labouring up a hill, probably with a mouth full of jelly babies, or making a bonk-induced trip to a south of England petrol station... in search of more jelly babies.

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Secret_squirrel | 1 year ago

This is a bit wierd.  Obviously  a lot more to this story than Audi hits cyclist.

AlsoSomniloquism replied to Secret_squirrel | 1 year ago

I expect the Police suspect the Audi of dangerous driving. The driver is stating the cyclist came out of nowhere (or had to do a manouvre to avoid said red car and hit cyclist). Cyclist with head injury has no recollection so Police trying to get an alternate witness / corraboration.

Secret_squirrel replied to AlsoSomniloquism | 1 year ago

Good shout.  I was thinking your bit in brackets too.  Especially as Audi driver comes across as "good citizen" by their behaviour.

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