Kidbrooke crash: Moped rider killed in rush hour crash in south-east London

Fiona Simpson
Serious crash: A 47-year-old man has died following a crash in south-east London: Justin Scrutton

A moped rider has died following a crash with a lorry and a coach during rush hour in south-east London.

Emergency services rushed to the A2 at Kidbrooke, in Greenwich, shortly after 7am on Tuesday.

A 47-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene, London Ambulance Service said.

The victim is believed to have crashed with a lorry and then a coach, police revealed.

Witnesses described "chaos" as up to nine police cars rushed up the hard shoulder towards the crash.

One told the Standard: "I got there about two hours after it had happened and the whole road was closed.

"Police were driving up the other side to us and along the hard shoulder.

"You could tell it was nasty, police were waving us past and you could see a forensic tent.

"There was a coach inside the police cordon and people were being escorted off."

The busy road remained closed off for more than three hours as police carried out an investigation.

Concerned motorists took to Twitter to express their horror at the crash.

One user wrote: “A2 northbound completely at a standstill, accident just before Kidbrooke- looks really bad.”

Another added: “Nasty, nasty looking accident on the A2 just before Kidbrooke. Forensic tent up and everything.”

Two further patients were treated at the scene by paramedics.

The drivers of the lorry and coach stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Roads and Transport Policing officers are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A2 between Westhorne Avenue and Kidbrooke Park Road, Greenwich.

"Whilst officers believe they know who the deceased is they await formal identification."

Witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Catford on 020 8285 1574.

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