Coventry Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - > LAURA HART­LEY RE­PORTS:

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.”

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