Motorcylist killed in Lyme Regis accident

PUBLISHED: 13:28 04 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:30 04 June 2018

Charmouth Road was closed after the fatal crash

Charmouth Road was closed after the fatal crash

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Police appeal for witnesses after collision claims the life of a 44-year-old Devon man

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision at Lyme Regis on Saturday (June 2).

Officers received a report at 10.19am, of the accident involving a black Honda motorcycle and a silver Honda CR-V at Dragons Hill, near to the entrance to the Timber Vale Caravan Park.

Police and the ambulance service attended but sadly the motorcyclist, a 44-year-old man from Exeter, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

Road closures were put in place to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and for a detailed examination of the scene to take place.

Police Sergeant Lee Savage, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the motorcyclist who sadly died and they are being supported by specially-trained officers.

“As we continue to investigate the collision, I am appealing for any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to contact us.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who was driving in the area at the time and has dashcam fitted to their vehicle that may have captured the incident.

“Finally, I would like to thank motorists and members of the public for their patience while the road closures were in place. These road closures were absolutely necessary to allow the emergency services to carry out their work and to allow for a thorough examination of the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 2:147. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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