Holloway Road: Woman struck down and killed in north London motorbike crash – Evening Standard



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A woman has died after being struck down by a motorbike in north London.

Police and paramedics were called to Holloway Road, near the junction of Tufnell Park Road, at about 4.50pm on Monday.

The victim, a pedestrian thought to be in her thirties, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male motorcyclist was taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Mobile phone footage seen by the Standard shows members of the public desperately administering CPR to someone lying prone on the ground, as another group attend to a person sprawled near a crashed motorbike a few feet away.

A blue forensic tent could be seen behind the police cordon (@Linda62203671)

Florin Casian Danila, 25, was working from his flat in Holloway Road when he began to hear “loud, guttural repetitive screams in a male voice” from outside his window.

The IT consultant told the Standard: “I went at the window and saw the crash scene, the man screaming horribly was the motorcyclist.

“It was quite disturbing…At first we thought the second person might have been a cyclist.

“There were lots of people attending to the guy and the woman. They were giving her CPR…someone was trying to give her mouth to mouth.

“It felt like everyone was coming together to try and save these people.”

In pictures posted on social media a blue forensic tent could be seen behind the police cordon.

Road closures are in place and police in Islington have urged members of the public to avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD5364/19Oct.

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