Man arrested after fatal accident

A 57-YEAR-OLD man from Essex has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist was killed.The Chelmsford man was released on police bail until October after the truck he was driving truck was involved in a collision with the motorcyclist, a 29-year-old man believed to come from Witham.

A 57-YEAR-OLD man from Essex has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist was killed.

The Chelmsford man was released on police bail until October after the truck he was driving truck was involved in a collision with the motorcyclist, a 29-year-old man believed to come from Witham.

The accident happened in Waltham Road, Russell Green, near Boreham, at around 12.30pm on Thursday.

The older man had been driving a maroon-coloured Leyland DAF truck from the Boreham direction when


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The motorcyclist who had been riding a yellow and blue Suzuki bike in the opposite direction, was declared dead at the scene.

Essex Police were last night still waiting for him to be formally identified

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The man becomes the 13th motorcyclist killed on the county's roads - the same number as this time last year.

His death comes just a week after Michael Tavener, 31, died after he lost control of his Kawasaki motorbike and collided with a road sign near White Hart Lane, Chelmsford, in the early hours of Thursday, August 14.

As police investigate the latest tragedy, they are concerned their message to bikers may not be getting across.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We cannot stress enough the need for motorcyclists to be careful when riding on the county's roads.

"Already this year, officers from this force have had to deliver the tragic news to 13 families in Essex that their loved one has been killed in a crash.

"Our Responsible Rider Campaign, which has attracted significant media interest helps to highlight the dangers.

"We are all-too-regularly witness the agony involved in the aftermath of a road crash and we appeal to the hearts and minds of motorists by heightening their awareness of road sense and safety."

Anyone with any information about Thursday's incident is asked to call Chelmsford road policing unit on 01245 452918.

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