Woman Motorcyclist Dies In Collision on A46, Worcs
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was killed in a collision on the A46 near the Worcestershire-Gloucestershire border this morning.
At around 9.45am, a black Peugeot 308 and a Kawasaki 650CC motorbike collided on the A46 between the villages of Beckford and Ashton under Hill.
While the driver of the Peugeot was unharmed, the biker - a woman in her 40s - was declared dead at the scene by a doctor from the Air Ambulance. Her next of kin have been informed.
The collision led to road closures and local diversions on the A46 while emergency services attended the scene and police collision investigators collected evidence. The A46 was reopened at 1.40pm.
Sergeant Matt Eddy, whose team dealt with the collision, said: "I can sadly confirm that despite the best efforts of paramedics at the scene, the biker died at the scene shortly after the collision.
"We've spoken to a number of witnesses, but we would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who saw either the car or motorbike travelling along the A46 this morning."
West Mercia Police can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote the reference number 57N 16/10/12.
- The Peugeot driver - a man in his 40s from Bristol - has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody at Worcester Police Station.
Issued: Tuesday 16 October 2012