Man, 64, dies fol­low­ing moped ac­ci­dent


A MOPED rider has died fol­low­ing an ac­ci­dent on a Mac­cles­field road.

Po­lice were called to the scene on Fence Av­enue, in which a 64-year-old man from Mac­cles­field had come off his ve­hi­cle, on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2, at 10.35am.

The rider was taken to Mac­cles­field District Gen­eral Hospi­tal but sadly died a short time later.

No other ve­hi­cle was in­volved in the ac­ci­dent, which hap­pened near the King’s School but on a road that is oth­er­wise largely res­i­den­tial.

The man has not yet been named and po­lice have ap­pealed for wit­nesses.

The tragedy comes af­ter a mo­tor­cy­clist died fol­low­ing an ac­ci­dent in Mac­cles­field on Oc­to­ber 25.

Terry Neild, 30, died af­ter a col­li­sion with a lorry at the busy Flower Pot junc­tion of Con­gle­ton Road.

Coun­cil­lor Janet Jack­son, from Mac­cles­field town coun­cil and Cheshire East coun­cil, said: “It is a re­ally terrible time.

“We have had two fatal­i­ties close to­gether.

“This one is on a com­par­a­tively quiet road although it can be used as a cut through by peo­ple.

“There is more and more traffic on the roads and Fence Av­enue is get­ting used more.

“With parked cars and bol­lards on the road it is a bit of an ob­sta­cle course.

“It is very sad news. More and more peo­ple are choos­ing mo­tor­bikes or mopeds as a cheap and con­ve­nient form of trans­port.”

Po­lice are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the Fence Av­enue in­ci­dent and a post mortem ex­am­i­na­tion is set to take place as they at­tempt to es­tab­lish the cause of the ac­ci­dent.

A Cheshire po­lice spokesman said: “Po­lice at­tended the scene and found that a man had fallen from his mo­tor­cy­cle.

“The mo­tor­cy­clist, a 64-year-old lo­cal man, was taken to Mac­cles­field District Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

“Sadly, de­spite the best ef­forts of the emergency ser­vices, he passed away a short time later.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Cheshire Po­lice on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 257729.

Po­lice at the scene fol­low­ing the tragedy

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