Waltham Forest Echo

Waltham Forest Echo

Driver arrested after crash with cyclist in Walthamstow

The cyclist was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries

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A police cordon at the scene (credit: Abrar Mirza)
By Victoria Munro 20 April 2022

A driver has been arrested after colliding with a cyclist on a busy Walthamstow junction.A driver has been arrested after colliding with a cyclist on a busy Walthamstow junction.

Police were called to the Bell Corner junction of Forest Road shortly before 1pm today and found a 35-year-old cyclist with "serious leg injuries".Police were called to the Bell Corner junction of Forest Road shortly before 1pm today and found a 35-year-old cyclist with "serious leg injuries".

The cyclist, who witnesses claim was delivering food, was treated at the scene and taken to hospital.The cyclist, who witnesses claim was delivering food, was treated at the scene and taken to hospital.

While the presence of London's Air Ambulance raised concerns about his welfare, it has since been confirmed that his injuries are not life-threatening.While the presence of London's Air Ambulance raised concerns about his welfare, it has since been confirmed that his injuries are not life-threatening.

The driver did not stop at the scene and was arrested a short time later at a nearby address.The driver did not stop at the scene and was arrested a short time later at a nearby address.

A Met Police spokesperson confirmed he was arrested on suspicion of "causing injury through dangerous driving".A Met Police spokesperson confirmed he was arrested on suspicion of "causing injury through dangerous driving".

He has since been taken into police custody.He has since been taken into police custody.