Witness appeal after fatal crash near Carnforth

A witness appeal has been launched after a 65-year-old Warton man died following a collision on the a6 near Yealand Conyers.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 9:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 2:41 pm
The junction of Nineteen Acre Lane and the A6 at Yealand. Google Streetview.

Police were called to the junction of Tarn Lane and the A6 at around 11.25am on Monday May 16 after reports of a serious crash.

Officers attended and found a motorcyclist at the scene with multiple injuries.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police believe the motorcyclist, from the Warton area, had been riding northbound on an Aprilia Falco motorbike when the incident occurred.

The 65-year-old was following a Citroen Xsara Picasso, a Mercedes Sprinter van and at the front of the group, a Citroen C8 car.

As the Citroen C8 approached Nineteen Acre Lane, the female driver slowed down and the motorcyclist has attempted to overtake the vehicles ahead.

At this time the driver of the Citroen C8 has then turned right into Tarn lane, colliding with the motorcyclist.

The man was thrown from the motorbike, suffering fatal injuries.

No one else was injured during the incident.

The road was closed for more than five hours while accident investigators attended.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision.

Sgt Finn Quainton, of the West Roads Policing division, said: “This is an extremely tragic incident and my thoughts are with the man involved and his family at this time.

“We are appealing for witnesses following the collision and would ask anyone in the area at the time of the incident to come forward.

“This was a busy stretch of road and we believe a number of motorists might have seen what happened.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting log reference 0437 of May 16.