Biker dies in A47 Wisbech crash

PUBLISHED: 16:14 24 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:26 25 September 2017

The A47 near Wisbech is closed following a serious collision. Picture: IAN CARTER

The A47 near Wisbech is closed following a serious collision. Picture: IAN CARTER

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A biker has died following a road crash on the A47 at Wisbech.

The A47 near Wisbech is closed following a serious collision. Picture: IAN CARTER The A47 near Wisbech is closed following a serious collision. Picture: IAN CARTER

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A stretch of the road on the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire border was closed after the collision yesterday (Saturday, September 23), in which police have now revealed a motorcycle rider in his 30s - who is from the local area - died at the scene.

At approximately 11.19am, a white Ford Transit panel van and a white Yamaha motorbike were heading towards Wisbech when, close to a staggered crossroads near Broadend Road East, the motorbike was in collision with a grey BMW 520 travelling in the opposite direction.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) are appealing for from anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of any of the vehicles prior to it to contact them.

In particular, they would like to hear from the occupants of a van who stopped at the scene but drove off before emergency services arrived. Anyone with information should contact the SCIT on 101.

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