Appeal for witnesses after Tamworth Biker killed in collision

Friday, 26th June 2015

OFFICERS from the Regional Collision Investigators Unit are appealing for information after the death of a 24-years-old Tamworth man Yesterday.

The man sadly lost his life yesterday morning when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a collision with an HGV.

The collision happened at around 8.45am yesterday (Thursday) on the A513 at Croxall, between the National Memorial Arboretum and Elford, and involved a HGV and a white and blue Suzuki motorbike.

As well as police, an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a motorcycle and lorry that had been in collision.

“The man riding the motorcycle had suffered serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest.

“Advanced life support was carried out by medics, with the support of an off duty fireman and retired police officer, but unfortunately despite their best efforts, sadly nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The driver of the lorry, a man, was assessed and discharged at scene.”

The man’s family have been informed and are being offered support from specially trained police officers.

The road remained closed until around 1.30pm whilst specially trained officers carried out an investigation at the scene.

The thoughts of Tamworth Informed are with the males friends and family as well as all involved within this incident.  We also request that at this stage you do not name the male involved in the collision until this is officially released.

If you witnessed the collision, or saw the motorbike beforehand, please contact our Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting incident number 156 of June 25.