Two drivers arrested after motorcyclist dies during crash in Braintree

Essex Police say they are at the scene of a serious incident in Glebe Avenue, Braintree, this aftern

Essex Police say they are at the scene of a serious incident in Glebe Avenue, Braintree, this afternoon. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of causing the death of a motorcyclist in Essex yesterday by careless driving.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to Glebe Avenue, in Braintree, at around 11.20am to reports of a two-vehicle collision.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said a motorbike and a Subaru car were reported to be travelling north along Glebe Avenue when the motorbike was in collision with a Nissan car near Stanes Road.

The Subaru is then alleged to have driven off, the spokeswoman added.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, suffered serious injuries and died at the scene.

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A 43-year-old woman, the driver of the Nissan, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has since been released under investigation.

But a 27-year old man, believed to be the driver of the Subaru, was arrested yesterday evening on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop for a collision, and failing to report a collision. He has been released on bail until June 6.

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Investigating officer Sergeant Steve Holmes, from the Essex Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We need to identify exactly what led up to this collision and how it happened.

“In particular I want to speak to anyone who saw the motorbike and Subaru prior to the collision.

“I need anyone who witnessed the collision, lives in the area and has CCTV, or was driving in the area and has dash cam footage to come forward.”

One crew from Braintree fire station was called to help at the scene.

Representatives for the service said they assisted police and ambulance crews in making it safe.

Witnesses reported seeing up to 15 emergency vehicles in the area.

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance was also dispatched to help.

Enquiries are ongoing, but officers are particularly looking to speak to anyone who saw the blue Subaru and blue Yamaha motorcycle prior to the collision.

If you have any information about the incident please contact us on 101 quoting reference 500 of 12/05 or email

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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