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Islington man charged in connection with collision that left pedestrian, 90, seriously injured

Danny O’Reilly, 23, was charged with rievous bodily harm, driving without insurance, driving not in accordance with a driving licence, failing to stop and failing to report a road traffic collision

28 January, 2019

John Savile, 90, was left in agony after a collision with a moped in Central Street

A man has been charged in connection with a collision in Islington that left 90-year-old with serious injuries.

John Savile was in a collision with a moped in Central Street in August last year that left him with serious leg and head injuries.

Danny O’Reilly, 23, of Islington, was charged on Monday, January 21 with grievous bodily harm, driving without insurance, driving not in accordance with a driving licence, failing to stop and failing to report a road traffic collision.

He will appear at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 18 February.

Officers were called to Worcester Point, Central Street, at around 9pm on Monday August 6.

Police and paramedics attended to find Mr Savile in the street in agony.

He was taken to hospital but has since been discharged and is recovering at home.

Speaking to the Tribune about his father days after the incident, Mr Savile’s son Arthur said: “This is huge and can affect his lifestyle. It’s going to be a very big issue for him.

“He’s led a very active life. He’s in good spirits despite all this.”

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