Motorbike passenger killed on A133
A PILLION passenger on a motorcycle died after he was thrown off the bike in a crash and ended up underneath a parked lorry.The 24-year-old man, from Kirby-le-Soken, near Walton-on-the-Naze was declared dead by a police surgeon at the scene of the accident, on the A133 Clacton bypass.
A PILLION passenger on a motorcycle died after he was thrown off the bike in a crash and ended up underneath a parked lorry.
The 24-year-old man, from Kirby-le-Soken, near Walton-on-the-Naze was declared dead by a police surgeon at the scene of the accident, on the A133 Clacton bypass.
He was killed when the Yamaha motorbike he was passenger on was involved in a collision with a black Vauxhall Corsa car.
The motorbike rider, a 25-year-old man from Holland-on-Sea, was also thrown off the bike. He was taken to Colchester General Hospital with severe leg and arm injuries.
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No-one in the Corsa, which was driven by a 35-year-old from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire was injured.
Both vehicles had been travelling along the single carriageway road in the same direction, towards Clacton.
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The accident happened at about 9.30pm on Wednesday.
Police are trying to contact the dead man's next of kin, who are on holiday.
Fire crews from Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe and Clacton were sent to the crash, along with the rescue team from Colchester Fire Station.
The accident came as Essex Police announced that 50 people had died on the county's road so far this year.
More than 600 people have been seriously injured in the same period, between January and June, and more than 5,700 sustained slight injuries.
Essex County Council hopes to cut the number of deaths and serious accidents on the roads by 40% and is currently running a Road Safety Strategy campaign to help achieve that target.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to contact Stanway road policing unit on 01206 762512.