Motorcyclist in his 20s dies after crash on B1107 close to Thetford Golf Club

A motorcyclist died following a crash on the Brandon road near Thetford. Picture: LUCY BEGBIE

A motorcyclist died following a crash on the Brandon road near Thetford. Picture: LUCY BEGBIE - Credit: Archant

A motorcyclist in his 20s died over the weekend following a crash on the B1107 at Thetford.

A motorcyclist died following a crash on the Brandon road near Thetford. Picture: LUCY BEGBIE

A motorcyclist died following a crash on the Brandon road near Thetford. Picture: LUCY BEGBIE - Credit: Archant

The incident happened shortly before 12.30pm on Saturday when a black Honda motorbike, which was travelling in the direction of Brandon, lost control and left the carriageway before colliding with a white Kia.

The rider of the motorbike died as a result of the crash, which happened close to Thetford Golf Club.

Josh Chamberlain has worked as a professional golfer at the club for four years and said he knew of the man who died.

“I knew him as I was at the same primary and secondary school but I didn’t know him well,” he said. “I was working at the golf club when it happened.

“The first I knew was when a person came in and told me there had been an accident.

“Then the air ambulance arrived and lots of people.”

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He added: “I originally thought it might be an accident involving a golfer crossing over the road – it’s a dangerous road for golfers crossing over – there’s a 60 mile an hour limit and it’s difficult for golfers to see.

“I was shocked because I went to school with him and he is the same age as me.”

Carl Foster, who has been riding motorbikes since he was 17, runs Dani’s Diner in Brandon which is frequented by motorcyclists.

He said: “I know that stretch of the road very well. As an experienced driver any road is dangerous and has to be treated with respect.

“There are some bad potholes down there, but doesn’t every road in Norfolk undulate?

“Most of the riders I know are mature, experienced riders but even the most experienced motorcyclist can get into difficulties.”

The road was closed while emergency services attended and reopened shortly before 5pm.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or anyone who may have seen the driving manner of the motorcyclist prior to the incident, should contact Swaffham Roads Policing Team on 101.

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