Motorcyclist killed in horrific accident

By James HoreTHE region's roads were the scene of another death last night as a motorcyclist was killed in an horrific accident. The collision happened at about 7.

By James Hore

THE region's roads were the scene of another death last night as a motorcyclist was killed in an horrific accident.

The collision happened at about 7.40pm yesterday on a stretch of the A133 between Greenstead roundabout in Colchester and Elmstead Market.

The male motorcyclist, who has not yet been named, was heading towards Colchester when he was involved in a collision with a car on the dual carriageway stretch of the road.

Firefighter, police officers and an ambulance crew were all called to the crash scene.

Sub Officer Geoff Waller, of Wivenhoe fire station, said there was little they could do when they arrived.

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“There was nothing left of the bike - the rider was thrown about 100 yards, he came off the bike, but that went along with him,” he added.

“We were called to a bike on fire, but it was not. All we were able to do was put lights on the scene for the police.

“We were told it was on the A120, but went the Elmstead Market way, so came across it by chance.”

Sub Officer Waller said the motorcyclist had received resuscitation at the scene before being placed in the care of the ambulance.

The man, thought to be aged between 20 and 30, was taken to Colchester General Hospital, but a spokesman for Essex Ambulance Service said he had died by the time it arrived.

No-one else involved in the collision required hospital treatment.

james.hore@eadt.co.uk

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