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Dagenham crash kills motorcyclist and leaves children hurt

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Image caption The 38-year-old driver of the car was not injured

A motorcyclist died and a five-year-old boy was left in a serious condition in a crash in east London.

Two other children, aged 10 and seven, suffered minor injuries in the crash, in Ballards Road, off Church Lane, in Dagenham at 15:50 BST on Friday.

The 22-year-old motorcyclist was taken to hospital where he later died.

Police said a KTM motorcycle was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Zafira car. The 38-year-old male driver of the car was not injured.

Witness appeal

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out.

The boy, who was a rear passenger in the car, was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

No arrests have been made and police are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Chadwell Heath.

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