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Serious collision blocks Old Redding, motorcyclist in critical condition

A man is fighting for his life tonight after a serious collision in Old Redding, Harrow causing major disruptions and leading to the deployment of all emergency services.

The incident, which happened at around 6:50pm, resulted in one car ending up overturned on its roof and the man, a motorcyclist, being critically injured.

The road has been completely blocked in both directions, with the police cordoning off the area next to The Hare pub on Common Road.


Witnesses reported a chaotic scene as firefighters, paramedics, and police officers worked together to secure the area and attend to the individuals involved in the crash.

A traffic diversion has been put in place at the junction of Brookshill and Common Road.

The updated diversion, effective from 7:12pm, directs traffic from Brookshill to Clamp Hill, then left onto Uxbridge Road, proceeding to Church Road and left onto Stanmore Hill. The 258 bus has also been diverted. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

A spokesperson for Met Police told Harrow Online: “Police were called at approximately 18:40hrs on Monday, 19 February to reports of a car in collision with a motorcycle on Common Road, Stanmore.

“Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended the scene. The rider of the motorcycle was taken to hospital for treatment – he remains there in a critical condition.

“Road closures remain in place.

“No arrests; enquiries into the circumstances continue.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 6.29pm yesterday (19 February) to reports of a road traffic collision in Common Road, Stanmore.

“We sent two ambulance crews, two paramedics in fast response cars and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance, which consisted of a paramedic and a doctor in a car.

“We treated two patients at the scene. One was taken to a major trauma centre and the other was taken to hospital, both on blue lights.”

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD 6042/19Feb.

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