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Teenager dies in motorcycle crash in Cranley Gradens, Muswell Hill
A 19-year-old motorcyclist died when he was flung from his bike after it collided with a car.
Police officers were called to reports of a traffic collision in Cranley Gradens, Muswell Hill, at 8.15pm on Tuesday.
The London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade also attended the scene.
A 19-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after the bike collided into a Nissan Micra.
The people in the car were not physically injured but required treatment for shock.
According to Elias Aliferis, who lives two doors from where the crash happened, a small fire began after the collision.
He said: “I was just watching TV when I heard a long bang so I went outside to see what happened.
“The bike was in flames and at first I thought the rider was also on fire but then I saw the body had flown about three metres ahead.
“The neighbours came out to try to put out the fire because we all thought the bike was going to explode but luckily it didn’t.”
Firefighters arrived at the scene after a neighbour and a passing cyclist stopped to help and they put out the fire before trying to resuscitate the man.
Paramedics later took over but after trying to revive the teenager for almost an hour he was pronounced dead by a doctor from the London Air Ambulance.
Mr Aliferis added: “It was obvious the person riding the motorbike was in a bad way because there was a lot of blood and his bike was nothing but rubble.
“I would really like to wish his family my sincerest condolences for their loss – it’s such a waste of life.”
The incident is being investigated by the police traffic division and no arrests have been made at this stage.
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