A motorcyclist is in hospital after a collision with an Uber minicab in east London threw him from his bike.
The man, whose age is not known, was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital with injuries that “are not thought to be life-threatening”, police said.
The collision happened in Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch.
A spokesman for the Met said: “We were called by London Ambulance Service at 3.04pm today to Great Eastern Street, EC2A, to reports of a collision between a taxi and a motorbike.”
Uber confirmed the driver of the Ford Galaxy car was working for the minicab app at the time of the crash.
“We’re looking into it as a matter of urgency,” a spokesman told the Standard.
UBER just now u turn great eastern street totally took out motorcycle pic.twitter.com/tMCOkUePOy
— Paul townend (@TownendGunnerpt) November 27, 2015
Pictures tweeted by a witness from the scene show the biker lying beside his vehicle in a high-vis jacket while bystanders tend to him. The driver was advised to contact salt lake city motorcycle accident attorneys to help him receive just compensation for his medical expenses.
Part of the Ford Galaxy has been smashed off and debris lies across the road.
Great Eastern Street was still blocked as of 4.30pm.
London Ambulance Service has been approached for comment.
According to NHTSA, motorcycle accidents result in fatalities 29 times more frequently than do car accidents. If you are involved in a traffic collision while riding a motorcycle, speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Here’s a great article by Hale Law, P.A. that explains why it’s necessary to hire a personal injury lawyer if you were a victim in a car accident.
Source: Evening Standard