Motorcyclist, 26, killed in Blackpool collision

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a motorcyclist died following a collision in Blackpool today (June 19).

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 7:37 pm
Updated Saturday, 19th June 2021, 7:40 pm
Ansdell Road, Blackpool

Officers were called to Ansdell Road at 2.05am following reports a Benelli TNT travelling towards Waterloo Road had come off the carriageway while negotiating a bend, mounted the pavement and collided with a stationary Honda Jazz.

The rider of the Benelli, a 26-year-old man from Blackpool was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His family have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

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Sgt Andrew Hemingway, of West Tactical Operations, said: “This collision has tragically resulted in a man losing his life and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this extremely difficult time.

“We are now working to establish exactly what caused the collision and I would ask any witnesses or anybody with CCTV or dashcam footage which could assist our enquiries to get in touch.”

Anybody with information is asked to email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 0218 of June 19, 2021.