Police attended Staples Corner fatality
Police attended the Staples Corner accident that involved the death of a motorcycle rider in his fiftiesMetropolitan Police

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a barrier at the busy Staples Corner road junction in North London. The man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 1.59am on Monday, 28 December, police were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the westbound A406 at the accident blackspot. Metropolitan Police officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found a male motorcyclist suffering from critical injuries following a collision with a barrier.

The man's next-of-kin have been informed of his death, but formal identification awaits with a post-mortem examination to be held in due course. The Metropolitan Police said that no other vehicle was involved in the incident but that enquiries are ongoing. The junction has since been reopened and Transport for London (TfL) is reporting no delays following the incident.

The accident is the second fatality at Staples Corner within a week. Last Wednesday (23 December) a man died after he was hit by a van at the busy traffic location. The 55-year-old died at the scene on the M1 southbound off-slip and the driver of the van was arrested at the scene as a result of the incident and remanded in custody at a north London police station.

Staples Corner has two linked roundabouts and flyovers that connect the busy A406 North Circular Road with the A5 Edgware Road and the start of the M1 motorway. Also running through Staples Corner between the two roundabouts is the Midland Main Line and the Thameslink rail network.