Motorcyclist killed in Pershore crash

By Nigel Slater Wednesday 19 December 2012 Updated: 31/12 10:02

A MOTORCYLIST has died following a crash in Pershore.

The incident happened about 6.05pm on Tuesday on Station Road at the junction with Mill Lane when a silver Suzuki GZ125 motorcycle collided with a white Volkswagen Passat.

Paramedics attended the scene but there was nothing they could do to save the rider, a man in his 40s.

The driver of a Passat, a man in his 50s, was unharmed but arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was later released on police bail while investigations into the crash continue.

The crash led to Station Road being closed in both directions until 10.30pm while investigating officers examined the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a motorcyclist and a car that had been in collision.

“The motorcyclist, a man, was assessed by ambulance crews but sadly it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased at the scene. No one else was injured in this incident."

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward and contact them immediately.

PC Chris Shewring added: "Sadly, our ambulance service colleagues could do nothing for the motorcyclist and he was declared dead shortly after we attended the collision.

"It now our duty to investigation the circumstances that led to the man's death and I would like to appeal to anyone who saw the collision and hasn't yet spoken to an officer, to contact West Mercia Police at the earliest opportunity.

"I would also like to ask anyone who saw either the Passat or the Suzuki bike driving in the moments before the collision to get in touch."

Anyone with information should call PC Chris Shrewing on the non-emergency police number 101 or through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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