BIKER DIES AFTER TOWN CENTRE CRASH
A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a horror crash in Nuneaton last night.
A 25-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after careering into a lamppost following a collision with a Mitsubishi. He was later pronounced dead. A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving
The road was closed for around seven hours while police cleared the collision scene.
Police are now appealing for anyone to come forward who may have seen the collision.
A spokesman for the force said: “War- wickshire Police is seeking witnesses to a fatal collision that happened on Monday along Queens Road traffic light junction towards the A444 Coton Road, Nuneaton.
“The collision occurred at around 11:45pm and involved a Yamaha motorcycle which is believed to have been in convoy with a Mitsubishi Galant.
“A 25-year-old man received serious injuries and taken to hospital where he was sadly later pronounced dead.
“Officers investigating the collision would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have seen the manner in which the vehicle was being driven prior to the collision.
“A 29-year-old man from Nuneaton has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
“Should you have any information, please contact police urgently on 101, quot- ing incident number 495 of 26 June.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Queens Road and Roanne Ringway just before 11.50pm.
A spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a motorcyclist on the floor.
Upon assessment the motorcyclist, a man believed to be in his 20s, was in a critical condition and had sustained significant injuries to his leg which required immediate advanced trauma care.
“The team of ambulance staff and medics worked quickly to help administer vital care to the man at the scene before he was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“Medics in A&E were pre-alerted to the arrival of the man who was said to be in a critical condition.”