Police investigating death of biker in Dorcan appeal for BMW driver to come forward

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POLICE have issued a further appeal for witnesses to a road traffic collision in which a motorcyclist sadly died – urging the driver of a red BMW to come forward.

At approximately 9.36pm on Sunday, August 16, a collision occurred at Snodshill Roundabout, Dorcan Way, Swindon.

The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man from Swindon, was riding a black Suzuki GSXR motorcycle from the direction of Dorcan towards Snodshill Roundabout, when it struck the central traffic island causing the rider to lose control.

The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and sadly passed away as a result of the injuries sustained.

Sergeant Steven Love, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “The road was closed for approximately five hours to allow for a collision investigation to take place.

“Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the collision in which a 30-year-old motorcyclist tragically died. We have spoken to a number of witnesses and analysed CCTV footage in the area, however, we would urge anyone who saw the motorcyclist prior to the collision who has not yet spoken to police to please do so immediately. No matter how small you think the information you have may be, it may be vital to our investigation.

“We are particularly keen to talk to the driver of a red BMW saloon, or similar type vehicle, which we believe was travelling in the same direction as the motorcyclist prior to the collision. This driver may have vital information which could assist our investigation, and I would encourage them to come forward.

“Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the motorcyclist at this very difficult time.”

Anyone with information should call Sergeant Steven Love, of the Roads Policing Unit on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if preferred.

 

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