Arrests after motorcyclist dies in Netherton RTC

A man died in a road traffic collision in Netherton yesterday evening, Wednesday 19 July.

At around 11.10pm, emergency services were called to Northern Perimeter Road to reports of a collision involving a red Vauxhall Astra and an orange Honda motorbike.

Paramedics treated the motorbike rider, a man aged in his 40s, who sadly confirm he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men, aged 49 years and 22 years, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while unfit. They remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson from the MATRIX Serious Collision Investigation Unit said, “We have launched an investigation following the death of a man in a road traffic collision last night. 

“His next-of-kin have been informed, and our specially trained officers are supporting them at this extremely difficult time and our thoughts are very much with them.

“Although we have made two arrests in connection with the collision, we urge anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage, including information or footage prior to the collision, which will assist in the investigation to please get in touch.”

Road closures are in place along Northern Perimeter Road while collision investigation work is carried out.

Police are asking motorists to avoid the area today.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the Matrix Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 23000655515.


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